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How 3Di's Fire Inspection Software Makes a Fire Marshal's Jobs Easier

As a Community Risk Reduction program advances and grows, having the right software in place becomes increasingly important to keep everything running smoothly. From vegetation and fuel management to home hardening, defensible space assessments, annual inspections, community engagement, and more,...

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5 Ways a Virtual City Hall Makes Local Government More Efficient

A virtual city hall (VCH) is an online platform that allows government officials and citizens to communicate with each other, facilitating community engagement. This type of platform can be used for a variety of purposes, including providing information about city services, answering questions from...

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Why You Need a Centralized Rental Registry System

Whether you’re managing evictions, inspections, or affordable housing programs, you have a lot of moving parts to deal with — and plenty of stakeholders involved. Couple that with missing information, disparate systems, and poorly organized databases, and things get complicated quickly

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A No-Code Software Solution: The Story of 3Di Engage

When organizations need software to handle complex processes and automation, it often seems there are only two paths to choose from: they could pay top dollar for a highly customized software solution (which might take months or even years before it’s ready), or they could buy an off-the-shelf...

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California Fire Grants and Top Funding Alternatives

Fire departments are taking on more responsibilities with each passing year. From emergency medical services (EMS) to natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, and the large increase in wildfires, California fire departments in particular have a lot on their hands.

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Idea to App: How “Safety Matters” Launched with 3Di Engage

When you think of technology startups, you might imagine a small team of developers huddled in a garage working on code. While that may be the case for some, those scenes are becoming less common. Low-code and no-code platforms have made innovation more accessible. No matter what your background...

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Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements, Enforcement Tools

The Fair Housing Act was expanded in 1988 to protect Americans with disabilities, and their rights to safe, usable homes in communities across the country. The law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all housing transactions, and bars local zoning and land use ordinances...

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How Defensible Space Inspections Protect Your Community

Wildfires can cause enormous human and financial costs when they reach Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. The WUI is where human development transitions to wilderness, and homes are at much higher risk. About 40 percent of the US (or about 120 million people) lives in the WUI, and thousands of...

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