RedAlert™ User Manuals

RedAlert User Manuals

RedAlert™ Systems can integrate over 50 modules. Refer to your system proposal for a complete listing. These documents are updated regularly as changes are made to the system.

RedAlert™ User Manuals are for customers that are current with their support maintenance contracts. Call (800) 787-6446 for the user name and password required to access the documents. Custom designed sections of your system are not reflected in the core manuals listed here. Please call for access to custom documentation.

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Chapter Title Description
01A Startup Manual To start RedAlert, simply click on the RedAlert icon. Getting started with the RedAlert environment.
01B General Usage This chapter describes the basic usage functions for the RedAlertTM Fire Department Management System. An overview of how modules function in general, and how the environment is organized.
01C Additional Setup This chapter describes in detail all of the menu choices found below the main menu choice System. It also describes how to setup some of the general features found in the RedAlertTM System. Additional setup for the WindowsTM environment is also described.
01E Computer Fact Page This record is specific for each fire department. Everything we need to know to serve you better.
01H Update procedure This chapter describes the procedure for downloading your specific update utility file that will be used to update your RedAlertTM Fire Department Management System.
01J Web Connecting for Support Section describes how to use the internet for support.
01K Database Backup and Recovery Backup procedures for dBase and Client/Server.
02A Fire Incident Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Fire Incident Reporting Module. You must have Incident Setup rights to perform any of these tasks.
02B Fire Incident Usage This manual describes in detail how to use the Fire Incident Reporting Module.
02C4 NFIRS 4.0 Version This manual describes in detail the different fields included with the NFIRS 4.0 Version Incident Report.
02CNY New York Version This manual describes in detail the different fields included with the New York State Incident Report.
02D NFIRS 5.0 Incident Reporting Overview of NFIRS 5.0 form, including field descriptions for the Basic form (NFIRS 1).
03A Personnel Setup How to set up the Personnel Module.
03B General Personnel Usage General Usage of the Personnel Module.
03C Picture and Documents How to use the membership ID, and document system.
04A Non Incident Seup Setup of the Non Incident Module. Drills, Meetings, Work Details and more.
04B Non Incident Usage General usage for the Non Incident module.
04C Drill Usage General usage for the Drills segment of the Non Incident Module. Do not confuse them with instructional training that occurs infrequently.
05A Training Setup Setup of the Training module.
05B Training Usage General Usage for the Training module.
06A EMS Setup Setup for the EMS module.
06B EMS Usage General Usage for the EMS module.
06C Standard EMS Usage Description of a standard layout EMS module screen. Field and environment descriptions.
07A Attendance System This chapter covers the multiple methods of taking attendance for Fire Incidents, EMS Incidents, Drills, Work Details, Meetings, Standbys, and Misc Events, Training History.
08A Service Setup Service Awards setup functions.
08B Service Awards Usage Document Using the Service Awards module. How to generate different types of Service Awards reports.
08C Service Awards Work Sheet and Quest Departments fill this out. Includes all parameters regarding Service Awards and Point Systems.
12A Scheduling Setup Setup of the Scheduling module.
12B Scheduling Usage Usage functions for the Personnel Scheduling module.
12D Paid Scheduling Work Sheet Scheduling Work Sheet for determining layout and codes.
13A Daily Log Setup Setup functions for the Daily Log.
13B Daily Log Usage General usage for the Daily Log module.
14A Hydrant Setup Setup functions for the Hydrant module.
14B Hyrant Usage General usage functions for the Hydrant module.
15A Property Setup Setup functions for the Property/Preplan module.
15B Property Usage General usage for the Property/Preplan module.
15C Standard Property Entry Form How the standard form is used when entering data.
15E Property and Dispatch Setup Questions This manual describes in detail what needs to be created by you in order for Alpine Software to develop the custom screens and printouts used in the Property and CAD modules. The more organized the initial layout is, the better the final layout will be.
16A Dispatch Setup Setup functions for the CAD environment.
16B Dispatch Operation Overview, how to use the CAD environment. Methods for dispatching a call.
16C Dispatch Command Screen Form, function and usage of the Dispatch Command Screen.
16E Dispatch Questionaire for Codes This questionaire provides an outline and several work sheets for collecting information used in setting up the dispatch system. Infomation will be used by Alpine to develop and deploy your CAD software.
16F DCS 5.0 Setup This manual explains how to setup version 5.0 of the Dispatch Command Screen for use.
16G DCS 5.0 General Usage An overview of the general usage of the Dispatch Command Screen version 5.0.
17A Bulletin Board Setup This user manual describes how to configure a work station to function as a bulletin board and Truck Bay Monitor. It also shows how to change the displays.
18A HazMat Usage This manual describes how to use the Hazardous Material database.
19A Marquee Sign Usage This manual describes how to setup the your system to display messages on the marquee message signs.
19B Marquee Message Sign Usage Section describes in detail how to use the marquee message sign.
20A Mapping Setup This chapter describes in detail how to setup the mapping system. You must already have the ESRI Shape files loaded on the machine.
20B Mapping Usage This chapter describes in detail how to use the GIS Mapping module to display the incident location. There are several different methods of accessing the Map.
21A Inventory Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the inventory system. The inventory management program is broken up into four basic sections: General, SCBA, Hose, and Apparatus.
21B Inventory Usage This chapter describes in detail how to utilize the General Inventory Module. There are several ways to enter data in to general inventory:
22A SCBA Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Module. You must have Inventory Setup rights to perform any of these tasks.
22B Scba Usage This manual describes in detail how to use the SCBA Inventory module.
23A Apparatus Setup Sections describes how to setup the apparatus module.
23B Apparatus Usage Section describes how to use the apparatus module, maintenance and inspection system.
24A Hose Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Hose Module. You must have Inventory Setup rights to perform any of these tasks.
24B Hose Usage This manual describes in detail how to use the Hose Module.
25A Caller ID Interface Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Caller ID Interface.
25B E911 Interface Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the E911 Interface.
25C E911 or Caller ID Usage This manual describes in detail how to use the Caller ID and E911 Interface.
26A Inspection Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Inspections and Violation System.
26B Inspection Usage This chapter describes in detail how to use the RedAlertTM Inspections/Violations Module. These components make up a powerful records management system designed to organize, store, and report on Inspections/Violations data.
27A Fund Drive Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Fund Drive system. The Fund Drive module is highly customized and usually setup by Alpine personnel.
27B Fund Drive Usage This manual describes in detail how to use the Fund Drive system. It assumes that your address data has been approved for use.
28A Siteplan Setup Describes in detail how to setup the Address Site Plan Management System.
28B Siteplan Usage This chapter describes in detail how to use the Graphical Site Plan module. Refer to Chapter 28A on how to add, attach, delete and link site plans to each address.
29A Security Setup and Usage This manual describes in detail how to setup your system security. Access can be granted or restricted for an unlimited number of users. Every module has several different options for securing data.
30A Custom Reporting System Describes how to create a basic custom report. Also describes how to use the Custom Report Repository.
33A Inventory Bar Coding Setup This manual describes in detail how to setup the Inventory Bar Coding system.
33B Inventory Bar Coding Usage Describes how to use the Bar Coding System and the Percon PT 2000.
33C Bar Coding Specification Describes the Bar Coding System
41A Voter Registration Module How to setup and use the RedAlert Voter Registration System.