More fire departments across the state are using technology to help them fight fires.
An app called Rover Mobile is something departments are using to reduce response times and increase manpower.
For volunteer departments, these things can be a challenge. And the first few minutes of a response are crucial.
Captain Geoffrey Giordano with the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department, who created the app, saw that first hand during a call.
“The first person got here, waited a little bit of time, and then left and as he was going out, two additional people came in and they saw tail lights,” Giordano, president of Spotted Dog Technology, explained.
The app, designed by firefighters for firefighters, is a communication system that helps crews respond quicker.
Dozens of fire departments now use it.