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January 10, 2021
Happy New Year! First Update of 2021 is ready and there are news for the next one, too.
The assignment of existing vehicles to a new unit (e.g. being used as an reserve apparatus now) has been made much more easy. Logged-in users can store an apparatus by clicking a button and suggest it at the new unit.
As been announced, we do have an additional way of presenting some information for you. Due to technical problems, the article about the Los Angeles County Fire Department
is available in german only, at this time. We are working on it, please try again in a few days.
We do have also experienced some problems with the character sets. If you are aware of some missed display errors, please inform us.
There will be a structure change in the near future, too. In case you bookmarked some of the continents, countries, states or counties, these will cease to work in a few days and have to be set one time more. We apologize for this one-time inconvenience.
This database now exists since over seven and a half years. There were times of fast development, but also long periods, when nothing new occured. But with the help of some diligent users and nowadays also an additional moderator, we were able maintain a collection of now over 25,000 units! A whole tenthousand stations from providers all over the US and Germany, but also some other european and abroad countries show, that the project is working. And it rises! There are also some backend changes, even if they were not communicated properly. This shall change from now on.
A bit older are informations, which are shown at the county level. Used in California only to this time, for example to tell why Kern County
does not have CalFIRE stations. Suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
are appreciated due to being a flexible system not being able to changed by form now.
There is also the possibility to designate an units status as Unknown, if some does not know if this particular unit is frontline or cross-staffed, for example.
You can change from unit to vehicle times faster, too.
Today the following changes were made:
- There is a new category for providers to give Combined Fire Departments some more attention. They are displayed after full-time Fire Departments now. Please understand that existing entrys are changed step by step, but you can help by editing.
- "additional" has been replaced by "cross-Staffed" in most circumstances, due to being more accurate.
- There are provider-news now, especially for staffing changes, new strategies or equipment orders. Please send in suggestions by mail for now. Changes made for stations and units of the provider shall be seen there automatically for a limited period of time, too. This is not coded by this time.
Future changes planned:
- Some more background changes, even at the (literal) database for being able to code more flexible. Users will not notice much of that.
- Last but not least there was the finding, that a pure data collection is something uninspiring. For that some of the gathered informations will be processed in a different manner, starting in January. Stand by for more information ...
Station details - unit table sortable
Newest Units - Extended list
Abbreviated Call Signs
Option for that
forums registration changed
Units connectable to preplanned groups (e.g. Light Forces
Added (and scripted) Option "Get Mail for watchlist alerts"
Added Option "Get Mail for accepted suggestions"
Added Option "Abbreviate unit designations"
Added Option "Abbreviate provider names"
Unit entry "personalized" added
Unit option "water" added
station websites added
dispatched units per dispatch
different station order
Added option "Unknown Dispatch" for station suggest/edit
Pages more and more available in german (if logged in)
Unit entry "non-motorized" added
Unit annotations possible
.com adress activated
Random Unit on first page
Link Page enabled
Last 5 Units on first page
Assign New Vehicle possible now!
26.04.2013 - 02.05.2013
Added reference numbers for denied suggestions
Countrywide Dispatches available
Provider: Merged page for providers operating in more than one county, option at editing
Station Edit: Dispatch change available
Changed Vehicle:Seats used to Unit:Crew Assigned
Unit Edit: Station change available
New Unit type: Air
Unit Suggestion: Designation: AutoComplete Suggestions
Automatically change Last Update on main page
Unit: Designation: Abbreviations no longer allowed
provider, station: units ordered by status (Frontline first) and callsign
Tables: better arranged
Backend: Designation: abbreviation/translation changeable
New Unit Status: Backup
changes of data display
Abbreviations explaining by tooltip
New Sorts of Provider: Industrial Fire Department, Airport Fire Department
Make divided to Chassis and Fitout
Admin: Ability to close continents/countrys/states if all subdivisions are suggested
Suggest new units (just registered users)
Technical changes of provider page
Suggest new countries/states/countys/provider/stations (just registered users)
last update automatically changing
"Share Info" deleted (unnessecary)
New technical structure of the menu
FAQ and Impressum
new date format
basic login functions
dispatch pages deleted - new special page for dispatches
provider page revised
lots of technical improvements
hyperlink appearance changed
unit history redesigned to unit details
vehicle details (includes vehicle history)
unit and vehicle separated in database
Continent pages created
More data arrays added
Station and Vehicle charts
Department and Dispatch Charts
Dispatch information page
EMS and Fire Database started.
Suggestions, not in work
Display tactical unit
Maps per County
Sort Stations by different criterias
Unit of the month