New response vehicle will control health service response at serious accidents

A new mobile command centre with a camera at a height of 6 meters, 4G internet and fully equipped with office space, will be optimising response by the Capital Region of Denmark at serious accidents.

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In cases of plane crashes, railway accidents, major fires or terror, the Capital Region of Denmark is now in a better position to react with a new emergency response vehicle for the health services.

Rapid response increases safety

The vehicle is a rolling command centre providing far better possibilities for achieving a greater overview and effective response more quickly.
The vehicle is equipped with the most recent IT, surveillance and communications equipment and will be on the streets in August.

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The new rolling command centre. Photo: Joachim Rode. 

"This vehicle will be a great help for physicians and ambulance staff wanting to react quickly to serious accidents. For residents in the Capital Region of Denmark, the vehicle will incite a greater sense of security in the event of serious accidents," said Peter Berlac who is head of the physician response vehicles in the Pre-Hospital Services of the Capital Region of Denmark.

Video footage provides an overview

A 360 degree surveillance camera will be put up at a height of 6 meters and send live photo feed directly from the accident site to the region's AMK emergency call centre, which in turn will be linked to all the hospitals of the region.

The photos are hard-disk recordable so that professionals can evaluate response efforts afterwards.

The vehicle will also be fitted with a mobile office where response efforts can be planned at the accident site itself and in relation to the hospitals.

Need for the vehicle every week

In addition, the new emergency response vehicle will be equipped as an ordinary physician response vehicle and become part of the existing emergency preparedness system.
 
It is expected that the vehicle will be needed weekly for serious accidents or special incidents requiring the region's emergency services.
The vehicle staff comprise a medical specialist trained for emergency response as well as one of the region's paramedics.

The region's new emergency response vehicle will be cooperating with the police and the emergency response commanders in the emergency services.

Equipment in the emergency response vehicle

In addition to having the same equipment as an ordinary physician response vehicle, the emergency response vehicle will also include the following: 

  • high resolution video footage directly from the site
  • live transmission video from the site to the region's AMK emergency call centre
  • camera on roof at up to 6 meters' high on telescopic mast
  •  maritime VHF
  •  high speed internet connection (4G)
  • wireless wifi 300 meters around the vehicle
  • video footage on hard disk for evaluation of efforts
  • online access to database with guidelines and instructions from all enterprises in the region
  • secure video link to the emergency call centre
  • strong lighting all around the vehicle

For more information please contact:

  • Peter Berlac, Head of nit for the physician response vehicles, the ambulance helicopters and the psychiatric emergency medical services, mobile phone: +45 40 44 28 10
  • Freddy Lippert, CEO, Pre-Hospital Services in the Capital Region of Denmark, mobile phone: +45 31 16 68 27
  • Public Relations in the Capital Regional of Denmark, telephone: +45 70 20 95 88 (call e.g. for photos of the new response vehicle)
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