News & Events

Hosting a special event soon?

Did you know that you can use Deccan’s Box-Area Automated Run-Card Builder (BARB) to create new deployment and street network scenarios, generating run-cards that can be used as either a preplan or in the CAD system for special situations like city-wide events? Create modifications through “scenarios” to create changes to your street network, for example closing off a parade route, or to utilize alternate resource types, all input into your CAD system automatically. This will allow dispatch for any special event day to be precisely accurate…read more

Deccan COnference Update: See You In 2021

We have decided to cancel our Deccan2020 conference that was planned for November 15th -18th, due to ongoing safety and health concerns surrounding COVID-19. We have worked with the Pendry San Diego to plan our conference dates for 2021…read more

How Fire & EMS Agencies Can Use GIS to serve communities for pandemic response and recovery: Webinar

Join Deccan, Esri, and special guest Chief Dan Munsey of San Bernardino County Fire as they present how GIS can support fire operations including mutual aid workflows and apparatus deployment/location to assist decision-makers during the Coronavirus pandemic…read more

9 Ways to make the most of your deccan applications

Get the most from your Deccan applications by understanding the how they can work for you. Did you know your Deccan applications could help with accreditation, automated move-ups and disaster management? read more

Is your department faced with a shrinking budget?

Every Fire and EMS department has at least one thing in common – a budget. When asked to defend the people and resources that make up their budget, many departments lack the proper tools and data to make informed decisions. Budget changes can be dangerous for departments if they are not made using empirical data to understand how changes will impact service levels.  The question then becomes, how can an agency analyze changes to budgets and how those changes will impact service levels for the community?…read more

What Is BARB?

BARB (Box-area Automated Run-card Builder) automates the building of static run-cards for your CAD system. This one-of-a-kind software application can save hundreds of hours of labor by building error-free run-cards in just minutes…read more

5 Ways Deccan's PRedictive Technologies Can Improve Your Emergency Operations

Are you tapping into all the advantages predictive technology can provide your Fire or EMS operation? Predictive technology is emerging in public safety as a powerful tool for deployment and response strategies. With the ability to analyze both historical and current data to forecast future patterns, technology has become an innovative way to manage emergency response that can bring about enhanced staffing and resource allocation, budget savings and improved financial performance, and increased visibility for elected officials…read more

Determining The Right TOols for your department

Custom-built to meet the unique needs of each department, Deccan’s data-driven applications help Fire & EMS leaders improve their department’s response times, optimize their resources and defend their budgets.

How can we help your department better serve your community?

DOES YOUR DEPARTMENT… read more

Webinar: Accreditation Success

This month on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 12:00 pm Eastern,  Deccan and CPSE will be presenting a 1-hour webinar together on solutions for Accreditation success. To register for the free webinar, click here.read more.

Navy SEAL Combat Veteran and Best Selling Author, Brent Gleeson, to Keynote Deccan2019

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran and best selling author.

As this year’s keynote speaker, Brent will be discussing his Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture and will leave you with: … read more.

Join Our Team

Deccan is the leader in Fire & EMS analytics and creating data-driven software to support our first responders.

We are not just a team, we are a family. We work together to create the best resources available to engage and help our Fire & EMS departments better serve their communities.

We are looking for leaders, innovators and individuals that want to make a difference.

If you’d like to join our team, view our available positions. …read more.

Using Data for Accreditation

Former Virginia Beach Fire Department District Chief, Michael Barakey, shares how the department used Deccan software to produce the data they needed for the accreditation process. … read more.

Benefits of CAD Data Analysis

Dispatch centers hold an immense amount of information for our agencies. Not only do they provide our teams with the details they need to respond to an incident, but they also provide data for us to review in order to improve our response time and reduce human error. … read more.

How Your Department Can Defend Engine Placement Using Data

Defending your decisions isn’t hard when you use the right tools to support your efforts.

Your biggest asset is data

Data is more important than ever. Using the right data at the right moment can mean a world of difference for your department and community. … read more.

6 Reasons Why You Need To Attend Industry Trade Shows And User Conferences

Industry and user conferences are a fundamental part of the personal and professional growth of your team. They are a great way to discover new technologies and connect with industry leaders, giving you access to information not typically available to you. If you are considering attending a conference or sending a member of your team, you need to know the biggest takeaways and how to set yourself up for success. read more…

Where Can You Find Deccan in 2019?

Our team will be traveling the country and attending all of the leading shows in the Fire & EMS industry. read more…

New Year, New Data

When we begin any New Year we tend to hear those cliché statements like “New Year, New Me” or “Out With the Old, in With the New”. If there is one thing we learned from 2018 as we move into 2019, it’s that data is not something we’re getting rid of. The use of data in the Fire & EMS industry today has become a non-negotiable. As our cities and populations continue to grow, data provided by new and developing technologies is helping departments improve their systems of communication, increase responsiveness, and better care for their patients. …read more

Deccan 2018 in Review 

Our Deccan family works hard to support our Fire & EMS partners better serve our communities. This past year we have grown and learned new ways of communicating with our departments and improved our systems and applications. … read more

EMSWorld – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan2018 Announces New Conference Program 

Deccan2018, Deccan International’s conference driving innovation in fire and EMS analytics, will feature an educational program designed to empower public safety leaders with the tools and knowledge they need to unlock the power of their data. Held Sept. 5-7, 2018, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, the annual event offers Fire and EMS leaders opportunities to network with peers and learn about emerging trends in technology to enhance operations…..read more >

Firehouse – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan2018 Announces Innovative Conference Program  

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Deccan2018, Deccan International’s leading conference driving innovation in Fire and EMS analytics, will feature an educational program designed to empower public safety leaders with the tools and knowledge they need to unlock the power of their data. Held Sept. 5-7, 2018, at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, the annual event offers Fire and EMS leaders opportunities to network with peers and learn about emerging trends in technology to enhance operations….read more >

FireRescue1 – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan International Addresses Top Fire Chiefs on Issue of Firefighter Fatigue 

SAN DIEGO — An educational session on “How Technology Can Help Fire Chiefs Manage the Issue of Firefighter Fatigue,” was presented by Raj Nagaraj, Chief Technology Officer of Deccan International, at the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference in San Antonio on May 7, 2018. The session included data on the effect of fatigue on firefighters and ways to use technology to address the problem…read more >

Firehouse – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan International Addresses Top Fire Chiefs on Issue of Firefighter Fatigue 

SAN DIEGO, CA. — An educational session on “How Technology Can Help Fire Chiefs Manage the Issue of Firefighter Fatigue,” was presented by Raj Nagaraj, Chief Technology Officer of Deccan International, at the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference in San Antonio on May 7, 2018. The session included data on the effect of fatigue on firefighters and ways to use technology to address the problem…read more >

EMSWorld – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan International Addresses Nation’s Top Fire Chiefs on Issue of Firefighter Fatigue 

An educational session on “How Technology Can Help Fire Chiefs Manage the Issue of Firefighter Fatigue” was presented by Raj Nagaraj, Chief Technology Officer of Deccan International, at the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference in San Antonio on May 7, 2018. The session included data on the effect of fatigue on firefighters and ways to use technology to address the problem…read more >

Firehouse – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan2018 Conference Focuses on Driving Innovation in Fire & EMS Analytics

Deccan International announced its annual conference focused on driving innovation in Fire and EMS analytics; provides public safety leaders an opportunity to learn and engage with colleagues to develop strategies…read more >

EMSWorld – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan2018 Conference Focuses on Driving Innovation in Fire & EMS Analytics

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Deccan International today announced its annual conference focused on driving innovation in Fire and EMS analytics will take place Sept. 5-7, 2018. Deccan2018 provides public safety leaders an opportunity to learn and engage with colleagues to develop strategies to continually improve deployment and operations…read more >

JEMS – [PRESS RELEASE] Deccan2018 Conference Focuses on Driving Innovation in Fire & EMS Analytics 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Deccan International today announced its annual conference focused on driving innovation in Fire and EMS analytics will take place Sept. 5-7, 2018. Deccan2018 provides public safety leaders an opportunity to learn and engage with colleagues to develop strategies to continually improve deployment and operations…read more >

Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
An Interview with Raj Nagaraj, PhD
Harnessing Technology to Improve EMS Deployment and Operations

Some 30 years ago, Raj Nagaraj, PhD, was one of the early pioneers in using data, analytics and modeling to improve EMS operations and deployment practices in Washington, D.C. Nagaraj has continued to find new ways to improve fire and EMS operations through technology. Nagaraj is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Deccan International, which serves some of the nation’s largest fire and EMS services. In the following interview, Nagaraj shares his insights on where EMS operations research technology has been—and where it’s going…read more >

March 30, 2017 – A Message From Latha & Raj Nagaraj:

It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Chief Raymond C. Picard, a pioneer and leader in Fire & EMS and a dear friend of Deccan. Chief Picard dedicated more than five decades to the fire service and helped to shape emergency response as we know it today through his impactful contributions, including helping to develop the automatic aid system and his role as a founding contributor of what is now the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Chief Picard helped pave the way for innovation in Fire & EMS with his passion and dedication to serving others, and he will be greatly missed.