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DISPATCH Situational Awareness Software


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DISPATCH Situational Awareness Software

  1. 1. DISPATCH Situational Awareness Display 2008
  2. 2. Dispatch Situational Awareness Tool 2007
  3. 3. Current Users <ul><li>BC </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Saskatchewan </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Yukon </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>Various features specified by </li></ul><ul><li>each agency are included in their versions </li></ul><ul><li>of Dispatch </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely effective in sharing resources </li></ul><ul><li>between provinces. Interprovincial </li></ul><ul><li>requests are coming soon. These can be </li></ul><ul><li>done in seconds. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Yukon Dispatch Saskatchewan Dispatch
  5. 5. Alberta Dispatch Alberta Electronic Airtanker Request Form
  6. 6. Ontario Dispatch
  7. 7. Alberta DISPATCH Extended Features Post-it Notes
  8. 8. Alberta DISPATCH Extended Features Cross Bearing Towers Contract Status Filtering
  9. 9. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Real-time Resource Tracking   </li></ul><ul><li>DISPATCH provides a real-time tracking capability for appropriately equipped mobile resources. Each resource, such as aircraft, appears as an icon on the display and has the following information displayed: </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft tracking information including speed, heading, and altitude, elevation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft specific information such as aircraft registration, make, and type </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking status (whether the aircraft is being actively tracked, tracking has been lost, or aircraft is located at base). Aircraft can stack on bases on the map. </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft alert and serviceability status (how quickly an aerial firefighting resource can be available) </li></ul><ul><li>All aircraft data is archived and historical replay of resource information can be displayed for any selected date range </li></ul>
  10. 10. B.C. DISPATCH Extended Features <ul><li>Rotary Wing Management </li></ul><ul><li>Incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Location, size, perimeter, initial fire report, resources actioning, incident command structure, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>User Defined Overlays and Points of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel caches, airports, helipads, tools, med evac., real-time lightning, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Access To Various Map Engines </li></ul><ul><li> Google Earth , Fireview, Nasa, Webtracker </li></ul>
  11. 11. B.C. DISPATCH Extended Features Cont.. <ul><li>Electronic Requests </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time initial phone reports, airtanker and helitanker requests </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Map Layers </li></ul><ul><li>-Weather patterns </li></ul><ul><li>-Fire weather information and indices </li></ul><ul><li>-Cadastre </li></ul><ul><li>-Fire perimeters </li></ul><ul><li>-Infestation </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Status Filtering </li></ul>
  12. 12. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Fire Danger Class – Can also view all Fire Weather Index components, FBP, and beetle infestation layers, etc </li></ul>
  13. 13. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Real -Time Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>(positive or negative strikes, number of strikes and history shown) </li></ul>
  14. 14. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Initial Phone Report (via 1-888 call center) </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Report contains all caller information, and reported fire information. Weather layer is shown. </li></ul>
  15. 15. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Electronic Airtanker Request </li></ul><ul><li>Form takes all information (birdog #, frequency, air attack officer, location, etc) </li></ul>
  16. 16. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Additional Overlays (some editable) </li></ul><ul><li>for Information </li></ul><ul><li>Airstrips </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Med-evac </li></ul><ul><li>Various firefighting crew locations </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Weather stations </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever else an agency finds </li></ul><ul><li>meaningful </li></ul>
  17. 17. B.C. DISPATCH Aircraft History
  18. 18. B.C. DISPATCH Incidents
  19. 19. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Rotary Wing Management </li></ul><ul><li>All helicopter information such as owner, agency, sat phone number, registration </li></ul><ul><li>Details and type </li></ul><ul><li>Status and AFF information (i.e. Alert status – yellow, speed, heading, incident assigned to, lat, long) </li></ul><ul><li>Flight history </li></ul><ul><li>Resource utilization information and charts (on/off contract, history button, usage, minimum hours line) </li></ul>
  20. 20. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Rotary Wing Management </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and selecting many resources at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary wing management information being shown from each resource </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to filter by contract status </li></ul>
  21. 21. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>NASA Map Engine : DISPATCH can display virtually any map engine and all associated layers </li></ul>
  22. 22. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Google Earth : Fire Perimeters , Parks, Administrative Boundaries </li></ul>
  23. 23. B.C. DISPATCH <ul><li>Google Earth : Real-time Initial Phone Reports and Airtanker Requests </li></ul>
  24. 24. Future Enhancements <ul><li>Wildfire efficiency reports </li></ul><ul><li>Radio logs in real-time between dispatch centre and personnel (via clicking on a resource icon)will auto fill fire reports, overtime diaries, will integrate pictures and text messaging via satellite to aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Soon will be fully integrated with PRT Dispatcher tool. (Personnel and Resource Tracking Tool) </li></ul>
  25. 25. P.R.T. – Personnel & Resource Tracking Module – Dispatcher Tool
  26. 26. P.R.T. – Personnel & Resource Tracking Module – Dispatcher Tool <ul><li>Used by all dispatchers in British Columbia and being integrated with the DISPATCH program. Key components include: </li></ul><ul><li>Easily drag and drop personnel onto resources and incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Complete radio log with check-ins, safety alarms, all dispatcher notes </li></ul><ul><li>Resource transfers between agencies and centres </li></ul><ul><li>Display of resource availability and status </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed, organizational-wide information about what resources are deployed on what incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Complete reporting capabilities (information is archived and can be used in final fire reports) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>PRT is the first module of the overall Integrated Fire Management Support Systems, which includes additional modules such as automated fire costing, electronic time sheets, cost analysis and review, integrated plans function, etc. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Contact Info <ul><li>Mike Winder </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent, Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Protection Branch </li></ul><ul><li>British Columbia Forest Service </li></ul><ul><li>Voice: +1 250 387 8730 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tyson Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Selkirk Systems Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell: + 1 778 997 7577 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>