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Lynx Technologies' projects span a massive volume of data with a wide variety of disparate sources, an estimated 52 separate public safety agencies, and at least five communication centers. They will require excellent communication and project management and an intimate understanding of the subtle details of each data set while remaining focused on each project's goals. The company has extensive recent experience with all aspects of the projects.

Heartland Fire Agency Data Migration and Synchronization Project:

This project could not have come at a better time and serves as a model for the currently proposed scope of work, including Task 1, Task 2, and Task 4: data design and migration, replication and synchronization for vendors, local and regional agency access for updates, and project management/knowledge transfer. Moreover, the company addressed many tasks otherwise specified directly in this RFP; that is, they took the same data that needs to be consolidated (land base, structure, and wildland) and developed a new consolidated design and migrated the single database to a centralized server in the San Diego County region.

Contact: Deputy Fire Chief Tim Smith

City of Lemon Grove
7853 Central Ave
Lemon Grove, CA 91945-2541

(619) 825-3835
Project Dates: September 2011 - October 2011
Status: Complete
Budget: Approximately $30,000

Contra Costa County Fire Department:

Contact: Director of Information Services, Mr. Ken Crawley

Contra Costa Fire Department
2010 Geary Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4694

(925) 383-5036

Project Dates:
May 2010 - Present
Second Year of Agreement
Approximately $90,000

The Contra Costa County Fire Department is the largest fire department in the county, serving over 200,000 people with 31 fire stations. They have their own Communications Division to dispatch fire and ambulance; their CAD software vendor is TriTech Software Systems. This project is a three-year agreement that provides mapping, maintenance, and sustainment to support four key products used by the Fire Department:

  • Street Centerline File for TriTech's GIS Link Interface to CAD
  • Provide Digital Run Books for Response Mapping
  • Provide Station Wall Maps at 300 Scales for All 31 Stations
  • Provide Map Content for Fire Engine MDCs and VisiNet Mobile Mapping Software
Contra Costa County MapMapping

Alameda County Sheriff's Office:

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Lieutenant Don Mattson

Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Records, Warrants, Dispatch, & Crime Analysis
2000 - 150th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578

(510) 667-3643
Tie Line: 53643
Cell: (510) 725-580


Project Dates:
July 1, 2011 - Present


Approximately $15,000 Annually

This project is the second maintenance and sustainment agreement; the first, with Intergraph Corporation, ended after three years in April. July was the beginning of a five-year contract that will help support the Intergraph-based CAD system for the Alameda County Sherriff's Office (ALSO).
San Mateo Map

San Mateo County:

Contact: IT Manager Ben Cheng

Menlo Park Fire Protection District
170 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 810-6628
Dates: July 1, 2009 - Present


Approximately $15,000

San Mateo County has a long-standing storied relationship with Lynx Technologies that begins in 1986 and still exists today. The company has worked for every city in the county and every fire department, including the County Fire Dispatch Agency FireNet6, the County Assessor's Office, and the County Public Works Department. They built the parcel land base and approximately 30 other layers that all agencies use today. FireNet6 still uses an application to integrate location-based mapping with their CAD system, and Lynx Technologies proposed the countywide grid system that all public safety agencies include for response mapping.

Over the last two years, the company has taken on a leadership role to develop a GIS-based system for all public safety agencies in the county. This has required they do the following:

  • Develop a Common Public Safety Geodatabase Design Flexible Enough to Accommodate New Features and Attributes as They are Discovered
  • Migrate Each Agency's Drawing File Data to GIS and Adjusting It to Fit a Common Base Map
  • Produce New Products Based on the New Geodatabase
  • Provide Access to the Data Using Web Map Services

Menlo Park Fire District is the lead agency and has been building its GIS partnership with our company for the last 18 months. This coordinated effort includes the acquisition of ESRI software and staffing locally, updating the system, and developing new products. A second phase will develop two new GIS integration projects: Fire Inspection (currently Firehouse), and other agencies have been coming online slowly as funding is available (Unlike the San Diego's UASI configuration, San Mateo County does not distribute grant funds to the fire agencies). These include the following active participants:

  • Woodside Fire District
  • Coastside Fire District
  • San Carlos Fire Department
  • San Mateo County Fire Authority
  • Redwood City Fire Department
  • City of Burlingame

CalFire Monterey/San Benito Ranger Unit:

Contact: Battalion Chief Buddy Bloxham

CAL FIRE San Benito/Monterey
1067 Paloma Street
Monterey, CA 94030

(831) 624-2374
Cell: (831) 917-1315

Project Dates: January 2010 - Present
Status: Ongoing
Budget: Approximately $5,000

This CalFire Unit is under contract to provide fire protection for most of the unincorporated areas of three counties: Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito. Lynx Technologies has been working with the unit for many years and working independently for most of the other local fire agencies in Monterey and San Benito Counties.

CalFire Monterey/San Benito Ranger Unit Map
CalFire Monterey/San Benito Ranger Unit Map 2