Jonathon Knight, Author at Accela

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Fire Prevention and Safety in 2020 and Beyond: Balancing Regulation and Rapid Response 

Jonathon Knight
Jonathon Knight
3 firemen looking at an ipad
If you were to ask fire chiefs across the country about their jobs, they might describe their responsibilities as the ultimate balancing act: Coordinating a range of public safety responsibilities including licensing and permitting, fire prevention, and fire prevention education. Managing growing regulatory burdens, while dealing with emergency response events quickly and efficiently. Working with outdated technology and systems that don’t provide them the data when and where they need it, while requiring usage of manually-intensive or paper-based processes. That’s why modern fire departments increasingly are turning to technology solutions that are easy to deploy, use and maintain to streamline their most time-consuming tasks.    … Continue reading
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Local Governments Embody Digital Leadership In Their COVID-19 Response

Jonathon Knight
Jonathon Knight
woman with computer and mask covid-19
The COVID-19 outbreak has dealt a shock to the local governments responsible for managing their community’s response. But if a silver lining were possible in all this, it is certainly how individuals, organizations, and companies have risen to the moment and rallied around innovative solutions, technologies, and partnerships to address some of our most pressing civic challenges. At Accela, our teams have aligned even more closely with our agency customers worldwide as we navigate this new reality. Whether it is using our tools to conduct business online, provide mobile or video inspection capabilities for field workers, or enable a remote workforce, agencies continue to impress with their ability to go the extra mile to keep their communities safe…. Continue reading

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