You can configure all the Incident types available to the Dispatcher and Responder users in the Incidents Setting table.
How to Create a New Incident Type
- From the Main screen, select Settings > INCIDENTS, and then select Incidents.
The Incidents Types table opens, with incidents listed in alphabetical order.
2. Click '+' sign at the upper right corner to add a new Incident Type.
The New Incident Type window opens, in the General tab view.
3. Enter the name of the new incident in the Incident Type field.
4. Click the Icon to open the Search Icon window.
Note: When an incident of this type is active, this icon will appear on the map at the incident location. It will also appear in the incident panel in the Dispatcher Screen and on the Incident window. The icon appears on the mobile responder when the responder is dispatched to an incident.Note: You can upload or modify the icons available in the icon bank settings. 5. Click on a Priority to associate the incident's priority level from 1-5, where 1 is the highest.
6. Select the permission profiles of Who can create in Reporter to define which mobile users can open a new incident of this type from their mobile application.
For more information on creating incidents from mobile reporter app click here
7. Enter key words into the Tags field.
Note: tags assist the dispatcher when searching for incident types and are used as filters for incidents layers on the map.
8. SLA (Service Level Agreement): The SLA allows you to add to any incident two counters with alerts.
- Arrival time is how much time you set as a guideline for the first Responder to arrive (on scene). Arrival time can be defined here (in the incident type settings) as a fixed timer for all incidents of this type but it can also be set in real-time by the dispatcher for a specific incident (i.e. a time set in accordance with a customer).
- Completion time is how much time you set as a guideline for the first Responder to complete a task ("Done"). The Completion time is defined as a countdown timer and it is measured from the moment the first Responder reports on-scene (arrival time). This means the period of time is fixed but the trigger for the timer alters according to the actual on-scene report.
- Activate SOS When SLA is over: If you check this checkbox, an SOS alert will be activated when the SLA completion time is up. For more information on SOS alerts click here
9. Click Save and switch to the Form tab.
10. In the Form Tab you can define what form templates are associated with this incident type. You may designate a name for each template and define which Responder Groups will have access to each form as they fill the form after responding to the incident.
Note: you can associate more than one from template to each incident type.
12. Click on the '+' sign to add a new Form template. Forms can be:
Added to by clicking:
Edited by clicking:
You can delete by clicking:
You can view the form by clicking:
You can save by clicking:
The Forms tab includes the following columns:
- Form Template: Chose the Form template you want to add to the incident type from the list of the available forms.
- Form Title: The title of this form template when a user (dispatcher or mobile user) will open a new incident from this incident type. The 'Form Title' will be based on the field you set as 'Dynamic Form Title' in the chosen form template, or just the form template name in case you didn't set a field as a 'Dynamic Form Title'.For more information on how to set a from field as 'Dynamic Form Title', please click here .
- Allowed Groups: What groups can view, edit and duplicate this form template.
Lets look at the incident type to clarify:
We have an incident type named 'Head Injury'.
Two 'Form Templates' are associated to this incident type:
- Form Template named 'Patrol 1'. Since we didn't set any field in the Form Template as 'Dynamic Form Title' we don't have a title for this form (hence Not Defined). Only users who are members in the groups 'Managers' and 'Patrol' can view, edit and duplicate this 'Form Template'.
- Form Template named 'Injury Details' which the field 'Name' in this Form Template was set as 'Dynamic Form Title'. Only users who are members in the group 'Medical' can view, edit and duplicate this 'Form Template'.
When a user who is a member of the groups 'Manager', 'Patrol' and 'Medical will open a new 'Head Injury' incident, he will see both forms, and their names will be based on the 'Form Title' as defined above.
The form title in the new incident will be composed from the name of the Form Template (for example 'Injury Details') + name of the 'Dynamic Form Title' field (for example 'Name) if was defined:
Note: If a user is a member in the groups 'Managers' and 'Patrol' he will see only 'Patrol 1' form template, if he is a member only in the 'Medical' group, he will see only 'Injury Details' form template.
After a user will fill in the field 'Name' in the 'Injury Details' template form, the form title will be change to the value of this field, in our example - David Lo:
The 'Patrol 1' form title will remain 'Patrol 1' since no filed in this form template was defined as 'Dynamic Form Title'.
If we have duplicated Template Form, a running number will be added to the Form Title in the new incident:
Create or Edit a Template Form:
If you want to create new form templates or edit one, click on 'Create/Edit Template':
To learn How to Create and Edit an Incident Form Template, click here
13. Click Save and the Dispatch tab becomes accessible.
14. Dispatch parameters
- One by One - If an incident type is defined as one by one - then the auto dispatch engine will not dispatch to this incident any responders already active in another one-by-one incident.
Note: If you do not check the 'One by One' checkbox, this incident type is defaulted as a Multitask Incident, which means that a responder will be able to receive this Incident whilst responding to prior Incidents.
- Prioritize users with lowest incident load - auto-dispatch engine will prioritize incident load over ETA. This dispatch policy is relevant for organizations that prefer sharing the incident load evenly rather than always dispatching the closest person.
- Calculate location of last anticipated destination - auto-dispatch engine will Calculate ETA of candidate responders not based on their current location but rather their expected location/destination after concluding all assigned incidents
- Avoid dispatching users to other incidents while they are active in this incident - when auto-dispatch engine will search for relevant responders for OTHER incidents, it will ignore responders already active in this incident type.
15. Complete the Dispatch Requirements preferred for this incident, click Save.
Editing or Deleting Incident Types
- To edit incident types, stand on the incident type and choose Edit. The Incident Type window opens, and is editable.
- To delete an incident type, stand on the incident and choose Delete. A Warning window opens, click Delete again to remove the incident from the list.