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North Central Fire Protection District Implements Miller Mendel’s eSOPH as Part of Hiring Plan for Newly Formed Agency

October 5, 2018 – Kerman, CA – The North Central Fire Protection District recently implemented Mendel’s eSOPH, the #1 pre-employment background investigation software. It joins the long list of public safety agencies around the country that are using this software to gain hiring efficiencies, including the Fresno Fire Department.

eSOPH, which stands for electronic Statement of Personal History, has been used by city, county and state police agencies to conduct over 60,000 pre-employment public safety background investigations. It is specifically designed for the public safety pre-employment background investigation process, with public safety agencies using the system estimating a time savings ranging from 30 percent to 60 percent per investigation, and a significant reduction in the use of costly administrative resources such as paper, ink, postage and filing space. 

The North Central Fire Protection District expects to process approximately 120 pre-employment background investigations over a 12-month period using the time and resource saving eSOPH program. The eSOPH transition project was led by North Central Fire Protection District Chief Tim Henry.

eSOPH has created hiring efficiencies for public safety agencies in the western United States, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Agencies in Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and beyond have also implemented eSOPH.


The North Central Fire Protection District serves a population of 50,000 residents over 230 square miles. The District has one aerial ladder truck, three fire engines, two water tenders, and three stations – Station 55 (Kerman), Station 56 (Kearney Park), and Station 57 (Biola).

Led by Fire Chief Timothy V. Henry, CFO, EFO, the District is dedicated to being a part of the community where its employees live, work, and serve.  



Miller Mendel, Inc. ("MMI") creates, sells and supports its software technology solutions for local, state and federal public safety agencies, and is the holder of two patents (U.S. Patent No. 9070098 and U.S. Patent No. 10043188) related to the features of its flagship product, eSOPH. MMI's primary focus is to turn past practices used by city, county and state government into efficient and cost-effective electronic solutions. MMI is known for creating category leading systems and providing responsive, exceptional support to all our clients. We place great pride in straightforward and transparent operational practices that foster a high level of respect and praise from our government clients.


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