iPhone app gives real-time dispatch information

Janet Wilmoth of Fire Chief‘s blog posted about the incredibly web-savvy San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District‘s new iPhone App that sends users active 911-incident updates from dispatch, including type of response, street location, and on-scene and en-route apparatus. The free application also includes a photo gallery, a map to redirect traffic around incidents, and the ability to stream the radio dispatch from the phone.

Below is a video presentation on the iPhone app. What do you think? A valuable tool for the community or a time and money dump for the department?

FireDepartment.org iPhone App Demo from Fire Department on Vimeo.