Why You Should Ditch Pen & Paper. 

In as many as 80% of fire departments across America, the apparatus inspection form is a piece of paper, attached to a clipboard. It is a crucial part of any officer’s daily routine – the officer should review previous checks before completing theirs.

If the officer doesn’t take the time to examine the information identified in previous checks, there could be some crucial data that is missed. With paper inspections, your department risks vital information being lost — information that could put your crews at risk. 

With PSTrax’s cloud-based system, you can ensure that all your inspections get completed and important information is communicated across shifts without getting lost in the shuffle. Our system helps add accountability among your crew to ensure checks are not “pencil whipped” and reduces your risk with completed documentation and logs in the event of an accident or audit.  Let’s take a moment to break down some of the things that should be done during a check:

  • Exterior inspection
  • Engine compartment
  • Cab interior
  • Inventory inspection
  • Pump inspection
  • Brake inspection

The list goes on — and that’s a lot of paper and time spent by your department. In fact, it can be quite daunting once you consider the resources spent on completing checks, communicating issues throughout shifts, and storage of past checks.

With PSTrax, you can cut the paper, time and resources in half. Department heads who have made the switch are seeing an increase in crew safety and efficiency as well as an increase in apparatus and equipment life. Not to mention — a reduction in headaches.

The industry is transitioning to paperless — with the benefits offered by our solution, there’s no reason for your department to stay stuck in the past. With PSTrax, you can propel your crews into the 21st century with:

  • Greater visibility into department operations.
  • A reduction in admin time locating items and paper checks.
  • Complete documentation for compliance, audits and claims.
  • Streamlined department communications.
  • System maintenance and updates.

Get in touch with us today to get pricing information or schedule your personalized demo!

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