Every emergency event that first responders are called to, no matter how small, has to be documented for legal purposes. Depending on the type of emergency and the outcome, report writing can take 30 minutes or more to complete. First responders are expected to provide as much detail as possible to save time in court cases and avoid discrepancies.
There are countless details to include in an incident report, including crimes committed, people involved, how they acted, what evidence was available, its location, and if anyone was injured. Sometimes first responders are called from one scene to another, limiting the time they can spend on a lengthy incident report.
With Vizual Proof, first responders use the video camera on their smartphone, tablet or laptop to capture evidence and talk through the details of an incident instead of writing them down. Video reports are automatically stamped with the time and date and sent to designated administrators in real time. Report footage never stays on a first responder’s phone—FLX Systems keeps the footage on their secure server for supervisors to access at any time.