Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) Conference 2019

August 16th & 17th, 2019, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Responder Software in the Fire Service: Operational, Tactical and Department Management Implications

Assistant Chief Adam Feck, Manlius Fire Department, NY /

Responder Software has gained popularity in the fire service with several options available to Fire and Emergency Services agencies worldwide. Reducing response times and providing instant, accurate information to all responders are the ultimate goal of these services. This presentation will highlight the IamResponding system and how its features can affect the operational and tactical decision making by all members of an agency. In addition, the features including communication tools and reporting will be reviewed as will information on acquiring the hardware and supplemental software programs that enhance and/or compliment the Responder Software.

Adam Feck has been a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Manlius Fire Department in Onondaga County, NY for 12 years. Manlius Fire/EMS is a Combination Department that runs an average of 3,000 calls annually. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2018 and currently serves as the Director of the Fire Division for the Manlius Fire/EMS Department.

He has been involved with the Community Public Education programs for 10 years and is a Co-Director of the Manlius Fire Department’s annual Junior Firefighter Academy; a week-long summer program for 61 students in grades 4-8.

In 2016, Adam developed an Opioid Awareness Program for Eighth Grade students in the Fayetteville/Manlius School District and presented this program at the 2018 IAFC VCOS Symposium.

He is the Director of Sales for and has traveled extensively to present and train First Responders on the program for the past 4 years.