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INCIDENT DISPLAY HELP

 

These buttons are filters for the incident list. The current filter is shown in red and is in words at the end of the incident list. Clicking on the filters allows you to view:-

All Current Incidents – shows all incidents currently active.
Current Bushfires – shows only bushfires (vegetation fires) that are currently active.
Last 24 Hours – shows all incidents that are or have been active in the last 24 hours.
 

 

Viewing Alerts on a Map

Alerts Map – Clicking on Alerts Map displays a Tasmania wide view of mapped incidents on Google Maps.


  

This link takes you to the links to get RSS or Google Earth KML feeds of incidents statewide or by region.
 
For more information on RSS feeds see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss
For more information on Google Earth
KML see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_Markup_Language

 

Definitions – Displays this page.

Type – Dispays the Type definitions below.
Status – Dispays the Status definitions below.
  – Dispays help for the information icon.
  – Dispays help for the map icon.
 
 

Mobile phone, blackberry or PDA version – is designed to allow the public to get the most up to date bushfire, permit and bushfire map information from their mobile phone (or other mobile device).
 
  

NB: Clicking on the heading name will sort the incidents into ascending or descending order of that column. The current sort order is in words at the end of the incident list.

Alert Level – shows the current Alert level information for an incident.

You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.
A heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing; you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.
An incident has started. People in the area should keep up to date with developments.
An incident has occurred. There is no immediate danger to the general public.


 

 

 

 



Alert Area - if more details are available for a specific location.

More Info – the Map icon  will display the location of the incident on Google Maps; the Information icon  will display additional information about incident.

First Reported Location – the location of the incident as first reported.

Last Updated – the date and time information on the incident was updated on the webpage.

Type
- shows what type of incident. The type may change as more information becomes available. View more information on Incident Type Values below.

Status
- shows the incident’s current status. View more information on Incident Status Values below.

 

 

INCIDENT TYPE VALUES

Below is a list of the possible incident types and their meaning. Initially the incident type is based on the information at the time of reporting; as more information becomes available from the attending fire crew the type may change. 

000 NO VOICE
An incident where the caller does not speak after “000” has been answered by Tasmania Fire Service.

AIRCRAFT INCIDENT
An incident involving aircraft.

ALARM DBA
An incident at a premise with a fire alarm monitored by the Tasmania Fire Service is activating.

ALARM DOMESTIC
An incident at a premise with a domestic fire alarm activating.

ALARM FIRE/SECURITY
An incident at a premise where the fire alarm is monitored by a private company is activating.

BUSHFIRE
A general term used to describe a fire in forest or bushland.

CHIMNEY /HEATER/ FLUE
A fire involving a Chimney, heater or flue.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
An incident where assistance is provided to the community that is not otherwise classified.

ELECTRICAL PROBLEM
An incident involving faulty electrical equipment, where there is no fire.

EXPLOSION
An incident reported as an explosion.

FIRE INCIDENT
An incident where the fire is external to a structure (eg. vehicle, a fence) or fire within but not involving a structure or has reported as being extinguished.

HAZMAT
An incident where hazardous materials are involved. Hazardous Material includes, unplanned release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) agents.

MARINE INCIDENT
An incident involving a marine structure, eg. jetty, wharf or marine infrastructure.

MVA.
An incident involving a motor vehicle/s accident and there is no entrapment.

POWER POLE FIRE
An incident involving a power pole or related equipment on fire.

RESCUE CONFINED SPACE
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from a confined space, sewer, machinery spaces.

RESCUE TECHNICAL
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from situations where that employ the use of tools and skills that exceed those normally reserved for other rescue types.

RESCUE TRENCH
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from a trench and involves shoring up the sides of a trench, and digging a trapped worker out of a collapsed ditch.

RESCUE VERTICAL
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s from who find themselves trapped at height or depth, cliff faces, caves, mine shafts, wells, towers, masts and silos as well as industrial environments.

RESCUE USAR
An incident involving the rescue of a person/s or the search for person/s from with building that have collapsed due to impact, earthquake, flood or storms.

RUBBISH FIRE
A fire involving rubbish heaps, bins, containers or skip bins.

SHIP/BOAT FIRE
A fire involving marine transport, ships, boats.

SMELL OF BURNING
An incident in a structure where there is a smell of burning with no visible smoke or flame.

SMOKE INVESTIGATION
An incident where there is smoke visible but the caller is unsure of the source of the smoke, generally relates to bush/grass fires.

STRUCTURE FIRE
An incident involving a fire within or involving the structure. May include houses, shed, shops and offices.

VEGETATION FIRE
An unplanned fire(s) in forests, scrub, bush or grass; plantation or nursery stock; or material used for garden mulching, including pine bark, tree waste or chips, and straw.

VEHICLE FIRE
A fire involving a fire in a vehicle, including cars, trucks, earthmoving machinery.
 

 

INCIDENT STATUS VALUES

GOING
Firefighting resources are deployed and control strategies are being implemented but are not yet in place.
BEING CONTROLLED
Effective strategies are in place or planned for the entire fire.
CONTAINED
No additional firefighting resources are currently required at the incident.
The fire perimeter is behind identifiable control lines. The fire is not out, active fire may be within the perimeter. Firefighting activities continue to extinguish the fire. The fire could breach control lines under difficult weather conditions.
PATROL
Fire is at a stage where firefighting resources are only required for patrol purposes to ensure the fire is safe.
CLOSED
Firefighting resources are no longer required at the incident.