Configure Fire Safety Survey

The Fire Safety Survey can be used by fire personnel to conduct and monitor dwelling fire safety surveys that are part of a community’s risk reduction program. Some agencies may wish to perform additional configuration of the solution to meet their organizational needs. In this topic, you will learn how to modify questions in the Fire Safety Survey and how to incorporate additional filters to the Fire Safety Survey Dashboard.

Modify Fire Safety Survey

The Fire Safety Survey map for ArcGIS Collector is used by fire fighters to perform fire safety surveys while inspecting a dwelling. To adjust the survey to the needs of your risk reduction program, add or delete fields from the Fire Safety Surveys layer. Fire Safety Survey dashboard leverages a feature layer view that must also be updated to reflect field changes.

Add new survey question

To add one or more fields to the FireSafetySurveys layer, complete the following steps:

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Online organization and click Content.
  2. On the My Content tab, type firesafety in the search box.
  3. Click on the Feature Layer item titled FireSafetySurveys.
  4. Click the Data tab.
  5. Click the Fields toggle button.
  6. Click the Add button to create a new field.
  7. Define the Field Name, Display Name, Field Type, and Length, then click Add New Field.
  8. Follow the Update feature layer view section below to update your feature layer view to reflect the changes made to the layer.

Delete survey question

To delete one or more fields from the FireSafetySurveys layer, complete the following steps:

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Online organization and click Content.
  2. On the My Content tab, type firesafety in the search box.
  3. Click on the Feature Layer item titled FireSafetySurveys and click the Data tab.
  4. Click the check box next to the Display Name of the field(s) you wish to delete.
  5. Click the Delete button above and to the right of the field list.
  6. Follow the Update feature layer view section below to update your feature layer view to reflect the changes made to the layer.

Create or update unique value list

To create or update a list of unique values for a field, complete the following steps:

  1. If necessary, sign into your ArcGIS Online organization and click Content.
  2. On the My Content tab, type firesafety in the search box.
  3. Click on the Feature Layer item titled FireSafetySurveys
  4. Click the Data tab.
  5. Click the Display Name of the field(s) you wish to create or update unique values for.
  6. Under the Settings category, click the pencil icon next to the row titled Unique.
  7. Click on the check box titled Field contains unique values (not necessary if you are updating existing unique values).
  8. Click the pencil icon next to the List of Values (Domain) category.
  9. Create a label and code for each unique value you want in your list. Click the Add button to add additional values to the unique value list.
  10. To delete a unique value, click the trash can icon to the left of the value row.
  11. Click Save to finish editing the unique value list.

Update feature layer view

To update the feature layer view to reflect field changes you have made by adding or deleting a field, complete the following steps.

  1. Navigate to the FireSafetySurveys_dashboard feature layer view item.
  2. Click the Open in Map Viewer down arrow, then click Add to new map.
  3. Click the More Options ellipses on the layer, then click Set View Definition and select the Define Fields option.
  4. Scroll to the newly created fields and check the boxes.
  5. Click Apply.

    The new fields are now added to the view’s definition and will be visible in the Fire Safety Survey Dashboard.