“Everything is integrating now. We put user experience at the forefront of product discussions. I think the conversation has shifted—now, anytime there is a conversation about strategy – user experience, interoperability, and scalability are part of it. Will it push our mission forward? Is it making Public Safety better, and is it beautiful as it creates value? The mission is the mission – and technology is just a tool that serves the mission. This has become my obsession.”
In addition to the Public Safety Network, David also works with the Western Fire Chiefs Association because, between them, they are the most entrepreneurial group of Public Safety leaders in the United States. David also co-founded Intterra, the premier Situational Awareness and analytics platform in the Fire Service. Hatched in Public Safety by the Colorado Springs Fire Department as a Senior GIS Analyst, David was a computer nerd that was ruggedized for Fire by the CSFD. He applied tactical GIS and analysis for major incidents, operations, business and risk analysis, deploying to incidents of all kinds both in Colorado and nationally.
In his spare time, David can be found fly fishing in the Colorado Rockies or chasing waves with his wife and 3 babies (well, they’re not so little anymore…).
Contact David Blankinship:
Senior Technology Advisor