Most rescue stations (fire brigade) use an (automatic) alarm terminal in order to notify team members. The terminal is a computer with an installed alarm software system that is connected to the ASTRID server via an http line and back-up radio connection. Pagers for each station (fire brigade) are pre-configured on the system. When an alert is received, the alarm terminal sends pages to team members who must make their way to the station.
An alarm terminal offers many possibilities, such as group calls. Groups can be pre-configured so that suitable people are called when a particular incident occurs, for example the diving team in the event of a drowning.