A gas leak has been reported at one of the academic buildings on the Indiana University campus! As soon as the fire truck shows up, one of the fighters enters the building to find the knox box. This will let him know exactly where the gas meter is.
Unbeknownst to the firefighter, the gas meter is just to the far left of the building hidden by the bushes.
Had they known ahead of time, they could have saved time and headed straight to the location to shut off the gas. Because every second counts, this can risk potential damage to a firefighter or the building property.
Enter our new software for current fire truck apparatus equipment.
The first thing the fire chief will see will be a pop up icon of where the emergency call was made as well as the location of the emergency being reported. This will help in case there is an discrepancy or confusion from dispatch communicating to the fire department.
Upon arrival, the system will zoom in on the building that was reported under distress. Icons for each item a firefighter may need are automatically present over the building map (integrated information from the current system used).
When the firefighter needs to find something, all they must do is select the button to the left. This will highlight the specific icon location and reveal a picture with notes implemented from the resc.info data.
When the arrow is clocked on the right side, options will appear for a number of useful pieces of information like contact info for the building owner, weather conditions, notes from dispatch, etc.
When an item is selected, it will appear over the map with the ability to click out at anytime or just reselect the map.
With this new software implemented into the rec.info database, firefighters can know right away at a glance on the screen where exactly they need to go. This instills confidence in the team as well as saves time for every one and reduces the chances of potential damage.