Bernalillo County (NM) Fire Department goes live with Mobile CAD & Mapping Systems

Broomfield, CO – June 30, 2009 -- The Bernalillo County Fire/Rescue team recently rolled their new Mobile CAD and Mapping software systems into the field. After a few short months of planning, configuring and implementing, the VisionTEK Mobile CAD and Iron Compass Map Co Mapping systems are deployed!

“The VisionTEK Mobile CAD process coupled with the integration of mapping software and utilizing our Data Ltd. MDTs (Mobile Data Terminals), gives us the ability to respond quicker and locate addresses with higher reliability,” says Bernalillo County Fire Chief John Garcia. “Plus it has eliminated a lot of stress on our radio system.”

“This implementation is another example of great teamwork by people who are committed to success. The combined efforts of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, the Bernalillo County Fire Department, VisionTEK and Iron Compass Map Co netted the expected results – mobile software tools that better enable firefighter safety, departmental efficiencies and improved public services,” says Elena Castor, VisionTEK Vice President, Sales. “The Bernalillo County Fire Department could not have implemented a better solution.”

“We provided Bernalillo County Fire Department with Iron Compass On-Scene Xplorer mapping and pre-incident planning software for use on computers installed in their apparatus. Working with VisionTEK, the On-Scene Xplorer Dispatch Monitor allows firefighters to automatically locate and navigate to dispatched calls, saving valuable time during an emergency response,” commented John Fix, President, Iron Compass Map Co. “Additionally, firefighters can locate fire hydrants and access pre-incident plans prior to their arrival on scene.”

Bernalillo County Fire Department

The Bernalillo County Fire Department is the second largest Fire Department in New Mexico and is under the direction of Fire Chief, John Garcia. The Department has over 215 sworn firefighters, holding various ranks, who respond to over 13,000 calls per year with a service area of 345 square miles. They account for over 145,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County with mutual aid to over 700,000 people in the Albuquerque area.

About VisionTEK
Since 1993, VisionTEK has provided public safety software solutions to law enforcement, first responders and public safety agencies across the nation. VisionTEK specializes in mobile software: field based reporting, messaging, mobile data, and mobile CAD solutions. Our solutions operate on both handheld and mobile data computer (MDC) platforms and are designed to cost-effectively enable real-time information sharing within or across jurisdictional boundaries via wireless and wired networks. VisionTEK solutions are deployed in over 800 Public Safety agencies.

To learn more about FrontLine Mobile Data System, FrontLine Field Reporting, UNITY Messaging or the Radix message switch please contact VisionTEK at (303) 554-8835 x271 or Email Contact. Visit us at

About Iron Compass Map Co
Our mission is to enable and enhance effective communication among businesses, organizations, and government agencies through the implementation of mapping technologies like GPS-aware fire mapping software. We solve the problems of having outdated, unusable, inaccessible, and/or missing information that are critical to the successful mission of emergency responders. We provide a software platform to store all necessary mapping and pre-incident plans and planning information in a reliable, secured, and shareable digital framework. Our platform has been designed for use where it is needed most “in the trucks and on the scene”.

To learn more about On-Scene Explorer, On-Scene Capture and our mapping services, please contact Iron Compass Map Co at (717) 295-1194 or Email Contact. Visit us at

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