Information advantage for technical rescues with EMEREC

Vehicles are becoming ever more robust, safe, and complicated. But when it comes to accidents, some of these characteristics pose challenges for emergency crews. Efficiently working a scene, therefore, requires additional knowledge and experience. The EMEREC operational management system provides valuable assistance in such cases.

 

For drivers, every development means added safety. New solid materials are being used. Assistance systems oftentimes intervene before an accident happens. New drive systems need to be more energy-efficient to protect the environment. These are very positive developments, but it also means that emergency response organizations must constantly update their knowledge of such technologies. Sometimes they must bypass safety systems in order to rescue accident victims, which requires more finesse than in the past. Moreover, these systems designed to protect vehicle occupants also pose new safety risks to emergency crews that must be taken into account.

Every minute counts

Every minute counts when rescuing accident victims. The difference between life and death in the event of an accident is referred to as the "golden hour." According to scientific studies, medical interventions within the first hour after an accident are the most important. Which is exactly why every action when rescuing a person from an auto wreck counts, so that the injured person arrives at the hospital as quickly as possible.

The increased safety of motorists through modern systems and new materials can also become a boomerang: if the necessary information is not available, a rescue from a modern car can last much longer than from an older model. And because of the number of different types of cars, it is impossible to be trained on every single one. Thanks to EMEREC, it is possible to obtain all necessary information in a flash.

Detailed information on ten thousand vehicles

EMEREC enables access from anywhere to the Crash Recovery System (CRS) from Moditech. The system contains ten thousand datasheets with detailed information about all of the different vehicle types – from buses and trucks to passenger cars. All technical circumstances that must be taken into account – drive system, location of airbags, chassis reinforcements and many more – are on hand. The data are available directly on the EMEREC end device – even without an internet connection. Thus the necessary information is available directly at the operation site in just moments, so that rescues can commence quickly.

Minimize risk through accurate information

Especially in vehicles with alternative drive systems, there is increased risk for emergency crews, such as electrocution or a leaking gas tank. The safety of the emergency crews must be guaranteed before a rescue can start. How is the drive system deactivated?  How can the power supply be disconnected? Where are the airbags and fuel tank located? The CRS datasheets provide all of this information, which is available directly at the operation site thanks to the EMEREC.

Fast vehicle identification with license plate check

In countries such as Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, it is already possible to identify vehicles involved in an accident by searching the license plate. As soon as the command center relays the vehicle information to the operation site, it is available quickly through the EMEREC. This is another puzzle piece in fast and efficient rescues.
Technical rescues involving vehicle crashes require comprehensive training, experience, and vast knowledge in addition to the right equipment. EMEREC is a modern information system that supports emergency crews with comprehensive information on demand and thus makes a significant contribution to the successful and safe handling of emergencies.