The Unit Lookup Table is used to reduce the number of repetitive data values sent to Intterra via the CAD or RMS system and provide additional operational and descriptive information for the units that may not be available in the CAD or RMS system.
The provided unit information is displayed for each unit within the SitStat Monitor unit information window and used for additional identification and processing in the Performance tools.
An Excel spreadsheet containing descriptions of the data fields, a worksheet, a worksheet example, and a list of NFIRS Unit Type Codes can be accessed here.
A pre-populated Unit Lookup Table will be provided to the client based on the unit data extracted from the client’s initial CAD or RMS data samples. The client needs to review the table, validating all information, and filling in missing information where appropriate.
The pre-populated lookup table will look something like this:
Below is a screen from the SitStat tool illustrating how the Unit Lookup data is utilized by the SitStat Monitor.
Below is a screen from the SitStat Monitor illustrating how the Unit Lookup data is utilized to create a Station View.
Below is a screen from the Performance tool illustrating how the Unit Lookup data is utilized to create filters in the Performance tools.
Below is a screen from the SitStat Monitor showing the Available Resources. These categories are entirely determined by the needs of the agency and separate from unit or apparatus type coming from CAD. Whatever is listed in the unit lookup table is how the units are grouped. Its best to limit the number of different categories to less than 12 and leave auxiliary and unstaffed units blank.