This is an outline for adding a new service to the game with multiple buildings, vehicles, missions, and game mechanics. This could be implemented as extensions or a full new service.
Emergency Management (EM)
Emergency Management is a specialized department or agency that manages significant incidents requiring multiple agencies. Think of it more as coordination of resources.
EOC (Emergency Operations Center) - This would act as the main office for the EM units. $150,000 initial build. Includes one EM SUV.
Shelter - This would be where displaced persons would be transported (see below)
EM SUV - First response vehicle for major incidents or to do preparedness missions. Adds a 10% bonus to completion speed.
Bus - Used to transport people to the shelter
Field Comm - Mobile Communications unit. Provides up to a 25% bonus to completion speed when more than one service is on scene.
Comm Trailer - Can be towed by Utility Unit to act as a Field Comm
Shelter Trailer - Used to activate a shelter location
CERT Truck - Community Emergency Response Team used to assist evacuations, operate shelters, or do preparedness missions
REHAB - Has been requested by people before and could be implemented into the EM addistions.
The addition of the EM services would add several new things to the gameplay. Some aspects would work with everything that currently exists in-game. The others would add new abilities and missions.
Bonus Completion Time
An example would be that the EM SUV or Field Comm which reduces the time a mission takes to complete by being on the scene. This could be on any current mission that requires at least two services. In other words, if you have a mission with Fire and Police or EMS and send one of these units it will take less time to complete.
This would act similar to would be sent on missions that do preparedness type of things, Think as community engagement missions, and CERT training.
The shelter is a new mechanic in the game. This would require using a Shelter Trailer, Bus, and at least one CERT Truck or EM SUV. If a Shelter is required you would set a location somewhat like the 'Staging Area' works. You would then dispatch the Shelter Trailer and CERT or EM SUV to the location to open the Shelter. When a Shelter is open you use the Bus to transport people from the incident scene to the shelter. You can also dispatch the Field Comm or an MCV here and still counts for the mission.
In a large incident (Large Fire or Hazmat, Forest Fire, Flooding, etc.) you would need to evacuate. This would require setting up one or more shelters and then using Police and CERT to evacuation of an area.
Mission: Chemical Plant Explosion; Required: 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 MCV, 1 REHAB, 6 Firetrucks, 3 Heavy Rescue, 4 ALS Ambulance, 4 Police, and from EM you would need 1 EM SUV, 1 Field Comm or Comm Trailer, 1 Shelter Trailer, 1 Bus, 1 CERT Truck or additional EM SUV. You would send most of the response units to the incident. you would set a Shelter location and send the Shelter Trailer, Bus, and CERT or additional EM SUV to that location to open the shelter. You would then use the Police units to do an evacuation area and the Bus to transport people to the shelter.
This would add a lot of new gameplay mechanics and possible missions. Some current missions could be adapted to make use of the new EM features. You could also use units such as the EM SUV or field Comm on any mission with more than one service to gain a bonus in completion time. If anyone has comments, additional ideas or questions please drop a comment.