Sioux City (KTIV) – The Storm Lake Fire Department has launched new software to help keep the community safe.
Community Connect is new software that allows the department to view useful information provided by residents or businesses.
It provides an option for people in the community to share important details about a home or business where they can save a life.
“It gives us access to information that we might not otherwise have. Let’s say your grandmother lives with you and she is disabled and has limited mobility. If you’re home or you’re out of action, there’s a fire or other emergency, we’re going to have that information and we can eventually pull people in specifically that area,” Storm Lake Fire Chief Glen Schlesser said.
This is just one example of how the software works.
It allows users to provide access codes, the location of gas and water lines, pets living in the residence, and more.
The software upgrade will help provide service to Storm Lake and the surrounding area.
“We’ve had about 100 residents and businesses registered so far, and we’re obviously working on expanding that. This pair of people who live in Storm Lake, Trusdale, Lakeside, Washington, Grant and the Sea It is open to anyone in the townships and rural areas of Buenavista County,” Schlesser said.
Chief Schlesser said all information provided is protected by bank-grade encryption and is secure.
If you live in an area where the software is available, you can find a link on the city’s website or on the fire department’s social media pages, and you can find the link to this story here.
The software was first launched earlier this year.
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