Challenges facing the City of Weston:
Putting out fires, rescuing victims from emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk, and providing safety to a vast number of communities can be quite time consuming. When not battling fires and other emergencies, firefighters remain on call at the fire station where they must try to eat and sleep, amongst performing other duties that include shifts that last for 24 hours at a time. Trying to manage the analytics of all of that? That can be an emergency all in itself. City of Weston needed a solution to their needs and they needed it fast. They couldn’t continue to use outdated Excel workbooks that provided very static data. They needed to be able to look at their data in a more dynamic method so that they could provide a quicker more stable output of service and analytics to determine where more or less attention was needed and what was being utilized per calls times versus rescue engines.
Determining that using the same static data wasn’t useful anymore, City of Weston requested the guidance of EPC Group in getting more dynamic data using Power BI reporting. Being able to analyze patterns and create specific measures that connect with sources to produce dynamic data is what EPC Group specializes in. Enhancing visualizations that synchronized the data has allowed City of Weston to accurately display rescue engine encumbrance alongside specific call times throughout a daily, weekly, and monthly period for their management and government analytics needs. Now, they’re able to easily view what they need in a timely and effective manner.