Golden (CO)-based PSTrax is offering a "tech trauma-free" zone for fire departments that have deployed the service to automate their apparatus and equipment checks. PSTrax replaces labor-intensive paper logbooks with a cloud-based service that is both cost-effective and easy to implement.
"Our philosophy is that firefighters should spend their time fighting fires, not software," says Scott Bergeron, the company's Director of Operations. "That's why we take care of all the hard stuff for them, uploading every one of their maintenance schedule into a customized digital logbook. So all the crew has to do is log in from a smart phone or tablet, see which checks are due, and get to it."