PS06-Incident Scene Pre-Arrival Staging Guidance for Emergency Responders
This service package will provide situational awareness to and coordination among emergency responders – upon dispatch, while en route to establish incident scene work zones, upon initial arrival and staging of assets, and afterward if circumstances require additional dispatch and staging. It collects a variety of data from emergency, traffic, and maintenance centers. It includes a vehicle and equipment staging function that supplies the en route responders with additional information about the scene of an incident that they can use to determine where to stage personnel and equipment prior to their arrival on–scene. The service package also includes a dynamic routing function which provides emergency responders with real–time navigation instructions to travel from their base to the incident scene, accounting for traffic conditions, road closures, and snowplow reports if needed. In addition it includes an emergency responder status reporting function which continuously monitors the location of the en route responder vehicles as well as the vehicles already on–scene. The function develops and maintains the current position of the responder's vehicles and provides updates for estimated time of arrival (ETA).