Red Oak Community FD adds new technology

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department has added 2 new resources to its arsenal designed to help is lead the way in cutting-edge technology.

A Facebook post from the department said a member donation allowed for the installation of a 32″ TV in the lounge to create a constant stream of its Active911 account, which displays the fire department’s call log and member response.

The fire department is also demonstrating Page Track on iPads in 5101 and 5103.

Red Oak is the first fire department east of I-95 with the software.

Page Track is an online service that utilizes Google Maps. It maps out a route for first-responders, lists all the details of the call and shows available resources.

More data like hydrants, preplans, fire districts, etc. is expected in the future.

The department said the measures tie in with its goal to provide the most up to date technology to its members in order to provide the best service to taxpayers.

“Whether it makes waves or upsets other people, I’m for doing the right thing and what’s right for the citizens of our county,” said Chief John Maynard, Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department. “This tool here helps us go above and beyond what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years.”

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