First Due Mobile

Productivity
Rating
3.1 (272)
Size
200.4 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
5.6.0
Price
Free
Seller
Locality Media, Inc.
Last update
4 weeks ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for First Due Mobile

3.09 out of 5
272 Ratings
2 years ago, dremoneyd
Great app, but can be much better
I have two concerns regarding this app. 1: how slow it is to open up once you get a notification. 2: the GPS. If you get dispatched to 100 Elm st. The map shows a completely different address that’s close by. Sesame thing when you go to click the button for directions (and it opens up a 3rd party GPS). The second one is the biggest issue for me. As a relief driver, I use this app daily. Instead of using the map, I type in the address once I get the notification.
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3 years ago, Andie417
Love it
As a driver, I am really loving this app. As soon as the notification comes in I can quickly pull up the image of the incident and get a look at things like my water situation, FDC locations, and the structure itself. Helps me get a leg up on water and positioning and only takes a few seconds. If I’m heading out of the first due area it also lets me get a quick look at my first few turns, giving my officer some time to get settled and into the map books while I can already be heading down the road as soon as the crew jumps in. The only negative I have for the app is that there is no way to silence the alerts as they come in. I would love to keep the app running on my days off just to keep tabs on what incidents the other shifts are running but the notifications won’t silence and hearing the tones go off on my days off can get old. Even turning sounds off on my phone won’t stop the notification audio from going off. I have to turn off notifications completely in the app settings and then I can’t see what calls come in at all. Just add a no sound option in the tones list, please.
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7 months ago, Crash Fever
Dave
UPDATE: Little improvement since last post. We’ve also noticed that this program is heavily reliant on downloads rather than using the hard drive (the gigabytes of memory available) in the host iPad or tablet. This slows down the App making it a total slog fest. Also, you can’t navigate in the Preplan Map, you have to switch back and forth between the Preplan Map to the Nav Map to see your relative position. LAME! Also, the App is constantly requiring updates, usually when you’re trying to respond to a call, like daily version updates. Clumsy, clunky, glitchy app. Not user friendly, especially while bouncing down the road enroute to a call. The screens are too busy with too many screens within screens (windows) that compete with each other. It doesn’t track other units as well as Incident View or Life 360. It’s slow to download hydrants. It’s a heavy program that requires ideal fast connectivity. You have to completely leave your navigation screen to look at Pre-plans. Way too much button pushing while trying to drive, navigate and get your crew briefed enroute to a call. Your head is buried in the screen the entire drive into the call. Needs to be streamlined.
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1 month ago, Fievel18
Needs work
First Due is what my department chose to go with vs active 911. I’ve had it for a while now, and like what it can do. My problem is I have to wait a few minutes for it to load every time I open it. And now every time I try to open the group message it force closes. There’s always been one bug or another since I’ve had this that keeps it from being as good as it could be. What needs to be done is for it to work lightning fast as soon as you get an alert because we do not have time to wait for things to load. It needs to stop force closing when you try to open something on it. And if y’all ever have the ability too, it would be wonderful to have access to call notes. It shows the first few words of the notes and stops. If you could find a way that it could get the full notes that would be wonderful.
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2 years ago, Ivan jackinov
Like eating soup with chopsticks
I thought apps were supposed to be user-friendly and efficient when in a palm sized device. This app does work, but it doesn’t work great due to navigation issues and it’s generally all-around clumsy. Looking at calendars where it’s a screen inside of a screen that requires you to drag it around to see within the same week makes me want to jump off a bridge. Doing things like equipment checks where I needlessly have to scroll all the way to an item that I have already clicked on makes me wanna total my own car with me inside of it. It does everything that my old apps did for work, but worse. I’m only using it because my job is now switching to it and I hope the developers see this and make things more streamlined as this app feels like it was created by someone who had never seen a smart phone before.
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2 months ago, Kobersteen
Changed the way we operate
First Due has changed the way our entire region operates. As a driver, I can look at the first couple turns while heading to the apparatus. From the bucket, it has encompassed situational awareness and the team concept with the ability to see and communicate supplemental incident notes, preplan information, hose stretches and any hazards from the aerial view. From the officer’s standpoint, with just a couple key strokes, they have access to water supply information, strategies, tactics, maps, photos, other units locations, and a wealth of information once reserved for research on the web. The biggest thing that has impacted operations in my 30 year fire service career.
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7 months ago, Holes741
By far one of the worse, all around
As for the app, it’s completely clumsy, lacks basic UI and just general use features that should be on. Why the heck can’t I just turn off the silent override like other app. Why do I have to fully take my self off dispatches. Why can I not start a simple EMS chart from the app. As for the whole thing, any services looking to go to this “program”, don’t, you and you’re employees will be grateful. This program had no common sense put into it. I’ve used a handful of different software over the past 13 years, and this is by far the worse (and yes, worse then EMS Charts). This feels like a money grab and that’s it. Doing anything on this “program” feels like a punishment. I have a very basic understanding of programming and web / App UI, and I feel like I would be able to spend 1 afternoon and put together something 10x better then is.
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4 months ago, NickuhFukurCowch
Not as clunky as others say
While the app has room to improve, this has allowed me to get a clear idea of available hydrants and major cross streets of medical emergencies. While I always verify with my department issued maps, I have had no issues with serviceability or stability, and it has been accurate so far in 3 months of use. As an amateur app developer myself I am aware of the complexities involved in making an app like this, and it may take some time to streamline everything and make it as efficient as it can be, but as for now if you have a solid data connection you should have no issues.
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4 days ago, Hfjdjemdndmfk
Terrible user interface
The idea of this app is outstanding, BUT FirstDue’s product team has failed miserably in their execution. This app has all of the information as advertised, but their delivery of this information through this extremely non-user-friendly user interface makes it nearly useless. The absolute worst part of this software is their ePCR, with no improvements in sight from their product team. It’s like jumping back in time to the early 2000’s, sitting at a desktop computer trying to input your paper report, but WORSE. Do NOT buy this software for your department! The only part of it that is somewhat useful is the preplans, still not impressive, but the rest of the things advertised are almost unusable due to the horrendously bad user interface.
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1 year ago, Dan071978
Frustrating navigation and confusing interface
Our county is switching over to First Due and I’m not happy at all. The navigation screen is horrendous and slow. Good luck trying to find out the basic details of the incident. You have to scroll through too much to find relevant information. And when you select your incident, you can scroll across the map. It continuously pulls you back to the incident location or your location. Not helpful at all. The icons make no sense either and should be more intuitive. All these are bad when it comes to emergency services/responses. I hope we continue to at least provide Active 911 so there is something familiar and easy to use.
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1 year ago, NotProactive
Not Good
Unfortunately 1 star is the lowest I can go……. Constant updates & multiple issues with this App. In fact, the App is so bad our Department highly recommends that we use a browser instead of the app. I know of at least 20 Departments that purchased this App and they certainly regret it. Most of the Departments using this App don’t use the scheduling part because it’s just that bad. Some Departments prefer paper/pencil or an Excel spreadsheet over this App. A great concept but it appears that they rushed the process & didn’t work out the kinks before bringing it to market. I’m no rocket scientist (or App Developer), but I do know that if I were a Chief of a Department I certainly wouldn’t spend money on this App.
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1 year ago, Expiatio
100% unusable as of this comment
Frequently have to reinstall the app due to it crashing while loading. After latest reinstall and login (multiple attempts at this cycle), I am stuck viewing the details of a seemingly random incident. I can't view the main dashboard with incident history, map, or settings. This means I can't change alert settings or see incident details, making the app absolutely and unequivocally unusable. Devs: this kind of issue should be impossible with adequate automated testing. I can handle the frequent reinstalls (though that should be fixed, too) but this latest issue is completely unacceptable. How did this get past QA?
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1 year ago, TheIronMando
Erased data
I spent months developing a system with this program for our department. After an update, many buildings and their extensive associated data went missing. Numerous months have now passed, and the problem remains unfixed. Very disappointing. In the beginning however, I spoke directly with developers who were open to many suggestions, unfortunately the app has become more popular and the one-on-one attention is no longer…
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8 months ago, Battalion guy
Just keeps getting better
With the new unit tracking and some of the other enhancements. This app continues to impress. We switch from another product to this about a year ago and have had a lot of benefits to the crews when they are responding. The only thing I would like to see is off-line functionality. Keep up the good work!!!
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1 year ago, Ericchick13L10
Decent but needs improvement
Two major problems. 1. Certain apartment numbers, suite numbers, room numbers, entrance numbers, etc never show in the app. At times these numbers are know to in the notification only but never in the app itself. 2. 3rd party directions. I have screenshots of this app taking me to google maps and then attempting to apply an address to the destination that was a previous call from days ago. This can and has happen to me and my partners on several occasions, at times causing delayed response to the correct address. THIS IS A BIG ISSUE. Otherwise the app is decent, slow at times. But the CAD info is great.
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1 year ago, WinterJoker
It’s unreliable
I work for a fire department and this is a new app we use. It is relatively easy to navigate, but it has so many options and it’s unclear for people who are new to it. It’s not very user friendly, but it works. The main problem I’ve encountered is lack it consistency. We are using it for scheduling and as our alerting system when a 911 call comes in. Sometimes I won’t appear on the schedule even though I’m supposed to. The alerts are always late and sometimes I don’t get any notifications at all.
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7 months ago, jon21jns
Ok start
Need to add some additional options. Main thing missing is continuous repaging. Most of the alert tones are too obnoxious to use overnight. Need a vibration option that continues until app is opened. User interface is also a bit cumbersome in the app vs desktop. Department used a competitor before switching over because county mandated…so getting everyone on board has taken a bit of time from an acceptance perspective.
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12 months ago, firstdueuser
User Friendly
We have been using the app now for nearly a year for a wide range of task. Daily lineup, vacation and holiday picks, calls and responses, and a few other activities. The customization and ease of use are my favorite part of the app.
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3 years ago, AMP158
Multiple agencies
This app is good. It has a lot of potential. The area that needs the most improvement is for responders who use this app at multiple agencies. The ability to toggle back and forth between 2 or more agencies instead of logging out and back in would be asignificant improvement in the functionality of this app.
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2 years ago, The real Gowan
Forced to use google maps
Google maps is a great application if you don’t mind being track where you go by google so they can use and sell this information about your movements. Please restore ability to use Apple Maps which does not sell or use info for marketing purposes. Call information is buried in blurb as it has been for months with attempt to post process clean it up.
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4 years ago, Forrpow
Notifications scheduling
It works well but it would be nice if it had an option to allow us to schedule the notifications to turn on and off with our shift schedule. So notifications on for 24 hours, then off for 48 automatically.
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6 months ago, AJ_herna
Time is incorrect
My times of dispatch are incorrect. They are all an hour behind. I don’t know if it’s something on my end but I have looked through all the setting to try and fix. Also I would like to change the time between military time and standard time
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2 weeks ago, momhrg
Pretty Good
My department uses it alot, we dont get many problems from it. Only issue is every now and then it takes a few minutes for a call to come across. But its usually pretty fast. Its definitely gotten better since we first started using it
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1 month ago, firemedic110
Valuable Resource!
This app has propelled our organization to the next level of pre-planning and fire inspections. The app stays updated and their support team is responsive. There are so many incredible features packed into this tool.
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10 months ago, Omahajoes
Clicking on a notification…
Clicking on a notification for an event should not just open the app, it should open up the event so you can access the info that much quicker. The app used to do this, but I guess one of the updates ruin it. App can be very laggy sometimes too.
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4 years ago, Chief RE
Incredible Platform
Only platform that truly solved our pre-incident planning and response issues. We went from no information to data on every structure from day 1. Excited for what’s next!!!
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1 month ago, Is this nickname taken yet???
Annoying App
There is no way to control the call notifications and turn them off without also turning off callshift notifications and other messages. I don’t want to have my phone going off for every call when I am off-duty. There need to be more options to control individual notifications of each group instead of the current “one size fits all”.
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1 year ago, Freex19
Love it!
I really like this app, as it provides live updates. I wish you could sort responses on the call screen, so the people responding to station are grouped together, and then people going to scene are grouped together. Other apps do that and it’s very helpful. I also wish you could create custom position titles.
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1 year ago, Abennett034
Fantastic!
This app alerts us up to 30 seconds before our CAD system does. Always reliable and easy to use and to change settings
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10 months ago, dkilborn
App Freeze
For a while now my app has frozen whenever trying to turn notifications off for my days off. Can this please be fixed? I’ve been hopeful with each update but the problem remains the same. Also the same for coworkers.
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12 months ago, Michael_Zucker
Great App… Schedule Needs Huge Improvments
The app overall is great. However the calendar for the schedule is horrible. Take a look at what When2Work did and how they fit everything on smaller devices. It’s something that can be done. Kinda think that the whole world schedule needs an overhaul.
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3 years ago, Cptjimmy
Needs multi jurisdiction support
Really solid app. Only issue is I have 2 jurisdictions I work for who both use it so I have to constantly log out and in between them. They need a quick way to merge them or be able to switch easily
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1 year ago, Firemedic37
Great App
As a driver this app is awesome. I can quickly open as soon as the call comes in and see the structure or area we are responding to. We also use it during preplans to set up the building and all info needed for that building.
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2 years ago, Aguirrdjob
Crashes regularly
The app itself is pretty good. However, at least once weekly, I have to delete and redownload the app because it will continuously crash and becomes unusable.
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5 months ago, sidc3000
Good app
This is a good app for emergency personnel. One option I wish it had was a search feature to be able to find a certain event type quickly
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2 months ago, YUNG BRUSTLESPROUT
First Due Improve
The app has come a long ways from the beginning. The current 3.1 rating does not give it justice.
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7 months ago, S_mitty
Please Fix the Freezing!
I love the app as a driver. The info we get for hydrants is super helpful. The thing I don’t like is that every time a call comes through, the app freezes for several seconds before all the CAD info populates. I have made every adjustment suggested and it still happens. Please fix this!
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4 months ago, Ckeemh
Issues with scheduling on mobile app
The application is very useful in everyday use. However in the last update. The scheduling feature became inoperable
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7 months ago, Irishwrestler
Random notifications
Selected that I only want notifications for specific vehicles and it doesn’t work at all. Will just get random notifications that often don’t pertain to the notification settings, making the app pretty useless.
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2 years ago, Spilledmilkman
Worst app ever
There’s no way to silence notifications. You allegedly can in the settings…doesn’t work so don’t bother wasting your time. Not to mention if blocks music, phones calls, videos, etc anytime there’s a notification so have fun getting your days off not even off as your will constantly be bombarded with notifications.
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4 months ago, TNLongshot
Issues With Loading
I have had this app going on two months. At first it worked great now after a while it takes forever for the app to load and sometimes it won’t even open. Thankfully we still use Active911 so I just open it and use it. Absolutely frustrating.
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4 years ago, JAC 220
Good intentions. Needs some work.
I cannot log out of this app when I’m off duty. It keeps telling me to try again later. I have to uninstall and reinstall to log out. Very frustrating. It should also allow me to customize the notifications so that it automatically turns them off when I’m off shift.
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1 year ago, lvinny29
Notification settings
You have to stay logged in for the notification settings to stay. Once you logout, the notification sounds reset to default.
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2 years ago, bgtrapper
All calls
App was working great but now has a bug. I have all calls turned off but still receiving other calls. It is irritating. Please fix
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3 weeks ago, KaB1815
I do not recommend
They desperately need to rework the mobile app. By the looks of it they’ve gotten MULTIPLE complaints about this over the years and have not fixed it. The very poor user interface leads to very poor documentation. Make the app more user friendly and people naturally document better.
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7 months ago, SeasideGenesee
I watch app
Can you guys do a Iwatch app so we can get alerts when not connected to our phones?
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1 month ago, Austin7213
Needs function for multiple agencies.
I work and volunteer at multiple agencies that use FirstDue. Would be very nice if you could have multiple logins at once, or at least be able to store multiple accounts, such as Active911
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2 years ago, 22L90
Missed Opportunity
iOS Shortcuts App has no access to First Due. Massive missed opportunity from the developers here. It would be a wonderful thing to be able to control smart lighting and devices based off a FD notification.
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3 years ago, Ebayer11223344
Clumsy and Not Optimized
The app is not well designed. Its easy to fumble around looking for different buttons and click the wrong ones. The 360 degree building view is all messed up, barely visible. This app needs a serious overall. Don’t bother until it is better designed and optimized for Mobile
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6 months ago, Jdjdjdidndn
Slow Performance
For the last 4 months this app has been extremely laggy, to the point of not being useable a majority of the time. I only still use it because Pulse Point Pro hasn’t been out on my phone yet.
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