D4H supports a large collection of custom fields. We’ve only needed to create a few, but they have proven quite useful.
Here are the main ones we use:
Custom Fields on a Member
We created a “promotion date” (for when promoted from trainee to active firefighter) and then a “general notes” where the member can store their own FD data. (I record my annual pack test times in that field, for me to compete against me.) We have a private “Personnel Notes” field for additional (not public) information. Here are how we configured the private personnel notes…
Custom Fields on an Activity
We added a timestamp for when the patient care report has been filed, and we configure a note (seen by report approvers) to not approve a medical report until the paperwork has been received. Further, we did elect to rename the incident timestamps to match our department’s terminology (to easy member training.)
Custom fields allow us to keep additional data in the right place in D4H.