A train carrying passengers and cargo has derailed in the border region between Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and collided with a freight train transporting chemicals and other flammable material. Injured persons need to be rescued, derailed carriages need to be secured, chemicals have to be neutralised or cleaned up and fires nearby any flammable material need to be controlled.
The accident happened in Germany, which means the German PPDR organization carry the responsibility to deal with the incident and coordinate the rescue efforts. Calls from the public to report the incident reach the relevant Belgian, Dutch and German command and control centres. As the relevant PPDR organizations in the region have bi-lateral incidence support agreements in place, the Belgian and Dutch PPDR organizations immediately offer resources to the relevant German authorities.
Administrative information is transmitted in a pre-agreed format to the relevant German command and control centre and includes capability information, such as what type of rescue equipment can be made available or what type of hazardous materials can be dealt with, as well as the MCX user IDs of the first responder able to operate the relevant equipment. The information transmitted includes an estimated time to reach the incident site.
Since the accident involves trains and rail equipment, the relevant rail authorities and support groups need to be contacted and brought into the rescue efforts.
In order to ensure operational safety of the first responders on-site and a quick response to on-site emergency calls, their respective MCX Service UE's emergency call communication is reconfigured to be routed to a specific mobile on-site emergency call centre.
The relevant German command and control centre analyses the information received and requests the resources that are deemed necessary to support the rescue efforts. Information such as configuration data and authorizations are then transmitted back to the relevant Belgian and Dutch control centres and rail emergency command and control centre authorized user(s) to allow the relevant MCX UEs to affiliate with the relevant German MCX Service System talk groups.
This allows the multi-agency rescue and first response efforts to be coordinated efficiently and ensures communication is possible with all resources involved in the incident.
All relevant Belgian and Dutch MC UEs are equipped with roaming SIM cards, which allow the MC UEs to register in the German LTE/5GS networks. Capability information is linked to an MCX user ID record and by requesting a specific capability, such as "chemical incident"
, "medical air lift"
or "heavy equipment handling"
the relevant resources can be made available by the partner organisations and MC UEs can be affiliated and linked to the relevant talk groups.
The Dutch and Belgian first responders have to have valid MCX subscriptions in their respective MCX Service Systems
MCX User capability information is available for efficient request/deployment of relevant resources
Connections between the relevant systems have been established that allow exchange of administrative configuration information
The following requirements refer to TS 22.280
The MCX Service shall provide a mechanism for an MCX Service Administrator to configure which MCX Service Group (i.e., user's selected group or dedicated MCX Service Emergency Group) is used for the MCX Service Emergency Group Communication by an MCX User.
The following requirements refer to TS 33.180, clause 5.1.5
MC user migration service authentication and authorisation.
An MCX Service shall provide secure mechanisms to allow an authorised MCX User to request configuration information from Partner MCX Service Systems.
An MCX Service shall provide secure mechanisms to allow an authorised MCX User to send configuration information to Partner MCX Service Systems.
An MCX Service shall provide secure mechanisms to allow an authorised MCX User to exchange MCX User relevant information with Partner MCX Service Systems.