You are in the front line when a major emergency or incident arises – so it helps to know that you are supported by the latest emergency management technologies.
The EMN solution provides real-time and accurate information to help manage any major incident or emergency which can involve regions, units, brigades, stations and extend to remote locations.
It also promotes and encourages interoperability and information sharing and provides your commanders with an accurate and continuous overview of what is happening, where additional resources are needed, and what is being done to support your efforts in the front line.
And it links you into the network through communication facilities that you are familiar with and use everyday - computers, mobile phones, smart phones, and the Internet.
That means better management of any incident or emergency, greater safety, better use of resources and faster, more successful outcomes.
In Victoria, the EMN solution also provides a special additional service named BART (Brigade Alert Response Technology) to volunteer CFA brigades and SES Units.This service can be introduced wherever possible throughout Australia and overseas.
BART sends Emails to registered members of brigades and units whenever a message is sent to the CFA/SES Pager in Victoria.
The messages can be received via an application on your mobile phone, home or office PC. The system also sends a time indicated alert at your brigade or unit station. The incident or event location can be quickly printed out as a map and, in Victoria, the system also provides access to the most authoritative and accurate Vicmap data.
The benefits of BART are significant. All participating personnel can receive the same Emails or SMS messages that are sent to key strategic personnel in any town or region.
Members can receive the messages on their mobile phone as a backup or alternative to their pager while new members can also receive messages and be aware of what is happening without having a pager.
BART messages can also be accepted within the Emergency Management Network and directed to teams and centres. This means that, should the local situation escalate, the BART messages can be directed to different teams, brigades and units quickly with minimal effort.