For fire, TFS has all calls posted publicly here. Sites like the one i linked can easily scrape data from it. Believe it updates every 5 minutes or so. Toronto Fire Active IncidentsVery cool.
Can anyone give us a hint as to how this is achieved. Equipment, software etc.
I respectfully disagree, the City of Hamilton has a twitter feed for their Fire CAD system..Lexxx: nope no other service in Ontario has anything similar. Most police services believe that the public has no need to have this or any type of information. I personally disagree but the reality is only specific sanitized information is ever publicly released.
Fire depts in general seem to be more transparent in their operations. Again my opinion is that this is for 2 main reasons. One they are not encrypted so its easy for anyone interested to monitor activities. Second usually with fire depts anything big such as a actual fire gets covered all over social media so its very hard to deny that the building at Ontario and Trudeau burnt to the ground.