Breathing protection logic (breathing protection monitoring)

  • With version 1.2 of Emergency Wuppertal a comprehensive logic for the display of respiratory protection, the respiratory protection monitoring and the roll-off container (AB-ATS) of the fire department Wuppertal was implemented. This function can be switched on and off as required. By default it is switched off. Firefighters who are not equipped with respiratory protection sometimes suffer considerable damage if they are too close to a fire and can quickly be seriously injured.
    Equip person with respiratory protection

    There are three different ways to do this.

    If you select the vehicle and press the Equip respiratory protection button, one person from the crew will be equipped with a PA device. This is also possible during the journey, when the persons are sitting in the vehicle, but also when all persons are outside the vehicle. A firefighter will then run to the vehicle and equip himself with breathing apparatus.

    In both cases, only one person is equipped with respiratory protection.

    The same happens if you select a firefighter and then click the Equip breathing apparatus button. Of course, this variant is only possible if the person is outside the fire truck.


    Activate respiratory protection monitoring

    By clicking on the corresponding button at the selected vehicle driver, the respiratory protection monitoring for this specific vehicle is activated.

    This can be recognized by the respiratory protection panel at the rear of the fire truck.

    If the respiratory protection monitoring is not active, respiratory protection carriers will be injured if the air supply is empty.

    With respiratory protection monitoring active, the firefighter's extinguishing performance is reduced by half when the air supply is empty.


    Query air supply

    In reality, the respiratory protection monitoring is usually transferred from the group leader to the machine operator and he is thus responsible for the documentation, can also be queried in Emergency Lüdenscheid via the machine operator the air supply of the respiratory protection carriers of this vehicle. To do this, simply select the operator, whereupon a blue bar appears above each respirator wearer.


    This function is only possible when the respiratory protection monitoring is active.

    The air consumption varies depending on the work performed by the firefighter. If a firefighter is just standing around, he consumes less than during running.

    Air consumption is highest during physical work, such as extinguishing.

    Roll-off container for respiratory protection

    In order to ensure a continuous supply of fresh air for the respiratory protection personnel at large scenes of operation, there is the AB respiratory protection. It is stationed at fire and rescue station 1.

    Once the roll-off container has been unhitched and activated via the corresponding button, the supply is active.

    Not the individual firefighters, but their vehicles must be in the supply radius.

    The supply radius can be seen when the activated roll-off container has been selected.


    Increase supply radius

    At large scenes of operation not all fire engines can be placed within the supply radius of the AB respiratory protection.

    For this purpose, a chain of ELWs can be set up.

    The AB respiratory protection must still be activated.

    If an ELW is in the supply radius of the roll-off container, the supply radius of the ELW becomes active.

    The supply radius is also visible by selecting the ELW.

    Such a chain can be formed with the AB-ELW, B-service and any C-service.

    A sensible vehicle set-up is therefore very important.

    You should pay very close attention that the command structure of the fire department is maintained.

    The AB-ELW and the A service are equal and do not influence each other. They can both only influence the B service, the B service can only influence the C service and the C service can only influence an HLF.

    The roll-off container for respiratory protection, on the other hand, has an effect on every vehicle.

    If a fire-fighting vehicle is within this radius, the respiratory protection personnel are supplied with fresh air again.