Chief Brian Schaeffer, 625.7001
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:20 p.m.
The City of Spokane Fire Department has been working closely with technology partner First due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property. Community Connect is a secure, completely voluntary, easy to use platform that allows residents to share important information about their household in order to aid first responders to respond more efficiently to emergency calls.
Residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Community members simply create a free profile and enter pertinent household information which is then made available to Spokane Fire Department personnel for planning and response. Data provided by residents within Community Connect is 100% secure and used for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.
Create your own account: https://www.communityconnect.io/info/wa-spokane
“In emergencies seconds matter. Our community has been asking for an easy way to share information about their home with our firefighters” stated Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer. “From the best point of contact in an emergency, to ways we can better serve household members living with access and functional needs, and details on pets in the home, we understand this is important information to help us serve you in an emergency” Schaeffer continued.
Community Connect is now available for City of Spokane residents to create household profiles and begin using the service. This pilot program is made possible through grant support from Phillips 66. The City of Spokane Fire Department intends to listen to resident feedback and improve the service over time and with more experience.
For more information about Spokane Community Connect and to create a profile for your household, please visit https://www.communityconnect.io/info/wa-spokane