This is the home screen Responders will be on when signed in to the app. New calls (incidents) will appear when dispatched, and are shown on top in green. Prior, closed calls are shown below in black.
The green bubble shows summary call information, and the Responder can touch anywhere on this bubble to indicate their response status (responding to station, to scene, unavailable, etc.).
Also on this screen, Responders can maintain their general status (upper right). This example indicates the Responder is in the station. Other options include Available, Out of Area, etc.)
Responders will typically use this screen early during an incident. This screen is accessed by touching the ClipBoard icon, lower left. This screen is the first one to come up when a Responder touches a new call and indicates Responding (to scene, to station, etc.).
On this screen, details made available from the CAD system are shown, including incident address, radio channel, map page and any call taking details captured in the 911 center.
Accessed by touching the compass icon, upper right, Responders can get turn by directions to the incident, if needed. This feature is typically most useful for mutual aid calls where Responders are not as familiar with the district.
A commonly accessed feature by duty officers and officers in apparatus. Electronic map pages replace binders with map pages. Map pages are pre-loaded into apparatus devices (iPad, Toughbook, whatver), so that they are available even if the apparatus goes out of cell coverage area. Both local district and mutual aid maps can be pre-loaded, at the discretion of the agency.
These maps pages are accessed by touching the DOCS icon, lower right. If the agency has map pages that correspond to the map page in the call detail, or if the agency has map pages by street name or street name with address range (ex. 90000-92000 Coburg Rd), those maps will be displayed automatically when the Responder touches the DOCS icon, which will be blinking if there is a document related to the incident location.
Like map pages, electronic pre-fire plans replace binders in the engine. Pre-fire plans are pre-loaded into apparatus devices (iPad, Toughbook, whatver), so that they are available even if the apparatus goes out of cell coverage area. Both local district and pre-fire plans can be pre-loaded, at the discretion of the agency.
These pre-fire plans are accessed by touching the DOCS icon, lower right. If the agency has pre-fire plans that corresponds to the incident address, this pre-fire plan willl be displayed automatically when the Responder touches the DOCS icon, which will be blinking if there is a document related to the incident location.
Pre-fire plans can be multi-page documents. The entire plan will load at first request by the Responder and they can scroll through the multiple pages.
By touching the axe icon, upper right, a responding officer can see which apparatus are enroute and begin to make electronic assignments. Often, the first assignment is to establish command.
In this example, C900 is selected and will be assigned as IC.
Having touched a responding unit in the list (shown on previous screen shot), the Officer can see various pieces of information about that unit.
The most common change here will be to touch and change the assignment. Assignment options are shown on the next screenshot.
Shown as the various assignment options that can be made to incoming apparatus.
Duty officers can use the scene manager screen to see where incoming units are actually at. In this example, 3 units are on an approach road.
The units list to the right will generally show distance (in miles) remaining unit the unit is on scene. This list also shows the PAR for each responding unit, if the engine officer has updated this information enroute. In this example (training) the PAR was 1 for each unit.
In this view, the scene manager shows a satellite view of the incident area. The marker pin is originally set at the center of the lot that has the incident address (often called tax lot centroid). IC can move the pin to be a more accurate representation of where the incident is, if the lot is a large one.
IC can also hand draw various elements into the satellite view. In this example, IC has accessed the HAND icon (upper left) and used it to draw the fire area of a grass fire.
IC has also given various assignments, such as requesting T41 to set up in the black. and assigned B913 and T916 to fire attack on the south flank. You can see IC’s actual position (bottom riight). These assignments are color coded on the satellite view as well as the list view (on the right).
For a larger satellite view, the units list view can be turned off by touching the axe icon, upper right.
The officer can touch the AXE icon - far upper right, to see a list of incoming units. At times, units will be dispatched to your scene that do not use EnRoutePro, or have not yet been dispatched through CAD.
The officer can add these units to the list by opening the other agency list, and selecting that agency. Once that agency is selected, their apparatus is shown, as seen on the next slide.
In this screen shot, IC has selected an agency not actively using EnRoutePro and wishes to bring their mutual aid units into the Scene Manager.
The Officer will select units C1, B16 and T14 and drag them to the Responding list - far right. Once dragged and dropped there, they become part of the scene and can be give assignments.
Any apparatus that has EnRoutePro on board (and open) will electronically receive notification of new assignments while they are enroute.
The visual cue is a message bubble that drops down upper middle. A distinctive chime audibly announces the notification, as well. All assignments are displayed only on the unit receiving the assignment.
In this example, mutual aid unit B16 has been assigned to Structure Protection and is assigned to a structure in the upper right. Currently enroute, B16 is actually on an approach road as shown far lower left. Having received their assignment, they can immediately retrieve the address of that structure, and use turn by turn directions to proceed directly to the threatened structure. These features will be shown in upcoming slides.
A new feature to EnRoutePro 3, exact usefulness will be determined through actual field experience.
In this example of a large field fire with local resources plus 2 task forces enroute code 3, IC quickly established a staging location by circling a parking lot and field at a nearby intersection - upper left. The PENCIL icon - far upper left is the drawing tool and allows free hand drawing. Once the drawing is done (a circle), a selection list appears that allows IC to designate the color coded assignment for that circle. In this case, IC would select yellow - Staging and the circle will turn yellow and be visible to all apparatus.
The coordinated colors match colors of assignments given apparatus - blue = water supply, red = fire attack, tan = structure protection, etc.
In this screenshot, another example of hand drawing shows the IC identifying for incoming units the nearest hydrant where he wants Water Supply set up. Having circled the intersection while in PENCIL mode - upper left, the IC will choose the blue color to designate this as a water supply location. All inbound units can see this.
In the satellite view of Scene Manager, an officer can touch and hold a spot on the scene and the Scene Manager will display the lat/long of that exact location and an address if one is related.
In this example, IC can touch and hold over the pond - bottom center, and quickly retrieve a lat/long to provide incoming choppers who need a dipping point.
In the satellite view of Scene Manager, an officer can touch and hold a spot on the scene and the Scene Manager. Not only will the appl display the lat/long of that exact location, it will provide an address if one is related.
In this example, IC touched the nearest threatened structure and sees the address without having to find it in maps. He can then immediately assign units to protect that structure, providing them the address so they can get turn-by-turn directions, as they were an out-of-area task force unfamiliar with the area.
Scene Manager isn’t useful only to the IC. In this example, you can see the Officer - C901 assigned to structure protection on this grass fire has a scene view personalized to his scope, different than the IC or staging officer.
In the satellite view, the officer can use pinch and unpinch finger motions to widen or narrow the field of view. In this scene, the officer can see the active fire area of the brushfire (drawn by the IC) to the northeast, and can also see the threatened structures to the south east. About 1/4 mile of dry annual rye field separated these two.
You can see the Structure Protection assignment - upper right. Note the four tan colored units in the lower half of the scene. The next slide will further describe.
Scene Manager isn’t just for the IC. In an expanding incident, officers assigned to safety, structure protection, water supply, etc. can maintain their own view of their area of control.
Shown in the example is Structure Protection. The Structure Protection officer’s assigned can be seen upper right. By touching the AXE icon - far upper right, officer can retrieve a list of units under their command. Note color coding of the list. Red is units involved in fire attack, tan is units involved in structure protection and blue is units in water supply.
On satellite view at left, you can see where the officer has placed these units. Tan back ground with black lettering indicates assigned placement. Black background with tan lettering would indicate the unit has arrived at that location.
While specific documents related to the address or map page will be displayed in the incident, the Responder can also view the whole library of electronic documents.
In the example shown, the agency has four key document folders and multiple documents within each. Separate gate code documents are kept in the maps directory, and are named with address range(s).
This library can be accessed by touching the DOCS icon, lower middle, from the main or home screen.