Use Fire Safety Survey

The Fire Safety Survey solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you perform fire safety surveys and monitor the progress of fire fighters performing routine fire safety surveys.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Conduct Fire Safety Survey

Fire Safety Survey enables fire fighters in the field conduct fire safety surveys of dwellings using a smartphone or tablet.

In this workflow, you’ll learn how to use the Fire Safety Survey map in ArcGIS Collector to document a Fire Safety Survey during a dwelling inspection. You will assume the role of a firefighter. You are asked to use the ArcGIS Collector mobile app to access your Fire Safety Survey map and document fire safety inspections you perform in the field.

  1. Download ArcGIS Collector onto your mobile device.
  2. Open the app on your mobile device, and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  3. Choose the Fire Safety Survey.
  4. Search for 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL. Click on the address when it appears in the list of Places to zoom to that location on the map.
  5. Click Collect Here. Then select Yes to collect the Fire Safety Survey using the following details.


    Full Address

    Type 30 N. Brainard St

    Type of Home

    Select Other


    Select Occupant

    Inspection Permitted

    Select Yes

    Number of working smoke detectors

    Select 2

    Number of Detectors installed

    Select 3

    Number of Detectors Tested

    Select 3

    Number of Batteries Provided

    Select 3

    Number of Working CO Detectors

    Select 2

    Number of CO Detectors Installed

    Select 2

    Number of CO Detectors Tested

    Select 2

    Hazardous Materials Observed

    Select No

    Poisons Observed

    Select No

    Left Educational Packet

    Select Yes


    Type a comment

    Inspected On

    Select today's date


    Type your name

  6. Click Submit at the top of the app window
  7. After the Fire Safety Survey has been submitted you can click on the point and scroll down the survey to review the details.
  8. Click the pencil icon in the lower left corner to Edit the survey point and change any necessary details.
  9. Click the three dots on the lower right corner to see more options. Notice you can copy, delete, get direction, add to My Places, etc…
  10. Click on the plus icon in the bottom middle if you would like to add another Fire Safety Survey to the map.

Monitor Fire Safety Survey inspections

The Fire Safety Survey Dashboard can be used by fire department personnel who want to monitor the progress of the fire safety program. It allows the viewer to see which locations where surveys were completed. It can also be used to find areas at risk within the community.

You will now assume the role of Fire command staff to monitor how many safety inspections have been completed and review the results of those surveys.

  1. In a browser, go to the Fire Safety Survey Dashboard app.
  2. Select Occupant under Occupant Type in the filter panel on the left side of the dashboard.

    Notice the number of surveys for this Occupant Type is only 27.

  3. Zoom in to the fire safety inspections near Whispering Hills Ct. and notice the number of surveys in red which indicate the survey was not completed.

    This apartment complex includes occupants who may have not been home when the survey was conducted or declined.

  4. Review the chart at the bottom of the dashboard and notice the difference between the number smoke detectors installed and batteries provided.

    This information helps us to understand how many smoke detectors could be installed but not working correctly.

  5. Click No under Survey Completed on the filter panel and notice there is No Data in the chart area.

    These locations should be scheduled for a follow-up visit to complete the surveys.

  6. In the filter panel click on the Occupant again to uncheck all Occupant Types and click All under Survey Completed.
  7. Under the Surveyed On heading, click on Between the dates and enter 1/1/2019 for the first date and 1/1/2020 for the second date to see all surveys completed between those dates.
  8. Click on any of the address locations in the list on the right side of the dashboard to see the exact location and when it was last inspected.

    This information can be useful in preparing for a follow up visit if necessary.

  9. Close the app.