There are two critical pieces of information that make up an agencies “resource pool” during an emergency.
One is responding data and the other is on‐duty data. These two data points are important because, other than
mutual aid resources, they equal the total of your agencies manpower resources during an incident. Responding
data consists of those members that are responding to an incident and to what location (i.e. what station/team
or if directly to the incident).
Each of your agencies stations and/or teams will be assigned a toll-free number. Members will program these numbers into their phone’s speed dial.
Using your agency existing turnout system, members are notified of an incident. If the member is able to respond,
he or she will press one button on his or her speed dial. The call last about 5 seconds & automatically
disconnects, allowing personnel to focus on safely to the station.
Alternatively, through FFRS FREE smart phone apps, members can simply indicate their response status and ETA
by just pressing one button within the app, and bypassing the call-in portion of the system.
Commanders, career personnel, and first arriving members will preview the response data to determine when to go en route with emergency apparatus and what apparatus to leave behind for those that will be arriving. In addition, they can determine if sufficient resources are responding and whether additional manpower should be requested, either from another station or from mutual aid agencies.
Depending on the incident, it can be valuable to know what another station or team’s responding resources are. Each station or team can easily view another station or team’s responding data by simply clicking on the station or team. Alternatively, it is possible to view “All Tabs” and see all the station or teams’ resources in one compiled list.
Mobile data terminals (MDT), personal computers, tablets, smartphones or any other device that is connected to the internet can be used to view real-time responding data in the field.
Those in the field can preview the response data to determine if sufficient resources are responding and whether additional manpower should be requested.
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