Today's firefighters can already tell by the special ring tone of their private cell phones that they have to rush to the scene of the fire. Cell phones have long played an important role in alerting many fire departments in the district, including bad kissingen. City fire chief harald albrecht is a devotee of this technology. However, he also points out minor weaknesses in the system.
An alert is based on two pillars, explains albert: first, the rescuers are called by siren and radio alarm clock. This is not unproblematic; often the howling sounds are overheard because the houses are becoming increasingly soundproof or because the sirens – as in reiterswiesen – are far away. In addition, there are no longer any in many new construction areas. And not every firefighter always has his or her radio alarm clock with them. Finally, there has already been a legal dispute: a man felt that his sleep was disturbed by the siren's wailing…
Improved again and again
That's where the ubiquitous cell phones come in – for dual alerting. The system in bad kissingen was set up in 2001 and has been improved again and again. At first, those rescuers who were on a certain list were called one by one. But that lasted five to ten minutes. That was too long.
In the meantime there is a collection number. Example: albert needs a five-headed team to open a door. He chooses a number, the server, which stands in nudlings "female" exactly who he is now – at the same time "ringing" must. The system has been continually improved over the years. He says it's "usually almost safer than the first alarm." However, it is not a substitute, but only a sensible addition.