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Alarm display - decisive in the first seconds

Daniela Obrecht, 09.03.2018
Streets and areas with similar names, but located in completely different parts of the city, exist in every large town. Thanks to the Firetab Screen alarm display, every emergency vehicle quickly arrives at the right place.

"Large fire, Rosenstrasse 12, Musterhausen" is the alarm message that gets the members of the Musterhausen volunteer fire department out of bed early on Sunday morning. While the commander drives directly to the scene in the command vehicle, the chauffeurs move in via the magazine. Fire protective clothing is put on within a few seconds, the vehicles are filled and drive out with the alarm signal.

After a few minutes, the commander's voice is heard on the radio asking where the vehicles are. At the same time, the crew of the fire engine is surprised that there is no smoke to be seen.

Similar addresses have devastating consequences

Rosenstrasse 12 is located at the eastern end of the town of Musterhausen. At the other end of town is 12 Rosenweg. In this early morning hour, the driver confused the streets and moved out to Rosenweg. He is now about 10 minutes away from the scene with his fire engine and crew. The commander, on the other hand, is standing in front of a one-family house in full fire and has no tanker available.

Knowing where to go, thanks to Firetab® Screen

Such situations are prevented by the Firetab Screen alarm display. Firetab Screen is placed in a clearly visible position in the magazine and serves as an info screen for the fire department.

In the event of an alarm, the Alarm Display receives the message and informs the ADF of the following details:

  • Where is the scene of the incident?
  • Is there an operation plan of the affected object?
  • Does the deployment route have any obstacles such as construction sites or even closed routes?
  • Does the object have a key pipe or a fire alarm system?

With this information, valuable decisions can be made in the first few seconds. The Firetab Screen alarm display therefore saves an immense amount of time and thus contributes to the successful completion of the mission.

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