Emergency Response Team
Emergency Response Officer
Additional Access: N/A
Difficulty: Depending on the situation at hand, usually Very Hard.
Supervisors: Central Command
Duties: Accomplish your mission while minimizing damage to company property
Guides: This is the guide
Quote: "Here we go again." - Commander [REDACTED], 1st Elite Response Team. Sector 5S-13
As a member of one of Nanotrasen's Emergency Response Teams, you are tasked with being deployed to a station in distress and attempt to bring it back to a functional status. There's no telling what you might encounter in your mission. Good luck. You're gonna need it.
Bare minimum requirements: Follow your orders given by CentCom. DON'T CROSS THE FUCKING BEAMS.
You will spawn in alongside your other fellow ERT team members. You will spawn as a specific role, such as Security, Medical, or Engineering. Once you've met your team and secured your ID card, move to the equipment room and gear up.
As a member of the Emergency Response Team you have access to a wide range of tools and some unique items. There are four separate roles for the ERT with unique equipment, and the equipment available to you will vary depending on your team's level of response:
- Code Blue: Normal equipment. Typically Code Blue ERT's are reserved for calmer situations, such as conducting an investigation, diplomatic situations, or some other kind of CentCom function. Code Blue ERT does not have access to the equipment room and is being sent to the station with only what is on them when they start at CentCom.
- Code Red: Elite equipment. CentCom's top-of-the-class ERT sent to the most dangerous of missions that CentCom has deemed necessary to preserve their investments. Their energy guns are replaced with military-grade pulse weapons, and several of their tools are replaced with combat variations.
All ERT Officers have these items as their standard equipment.
- Response Team Hardsuit
- Energy Gun
- Stun Baton
Security Response Officers are equipped to deal with any possible threats on their mission. Their arsenal ranges from non-lethal to lethal equipment.
- Tactical Energy Gun - A tactical variant of the Energy Gun, has 10 Stun, 20 Disable and 20 Kill.
- Security Belt
- SecHUDs or Night Vision Goggles
- Telescopic Riot Shield
- Box of Flashbangs
- Box of Handcuffs
Medical Response Officers are able to render effective medical aid to an injured crewman or team member through the use of their Hypospray and medical kits.
- Combat Hypospray
- Combat Defibrillator
- Health Scanner HUD
- Medical Belt
- Box of Bodybags
- One of each basic Medkit
Engineering Response Officers have access to a wide selection of construction equipment to quickly put a damaged structure back together.
- Rapid Construction Device
- Full Toolbelt
- Optical Meson Scanners
- (2x) Metal Foam Grenades
- (3x) Compressed Matter Cartridges
- (3x) Metal
- (2x) Glass
- High-Capacity Power Cell
The Commander has unique equipment available, such as their Night Vision Sec HUD and their special Mateba Autorevolver sidearm. His job is to command and delegate his squad to succesfully carry out the mission.
- (2x) Speed Loaders .357
- Night Vision Security HUD
- Security Belt
- First Aid Kit
- Box of Handcuffs
Additional misc equipment is held in the Equipment Room.
- Ion Rifle
- Box of EMP Grenades
- (4x) Flashes
- (4x) High-Capacity Power Cells
- Box of Handcuffs
- (3x) Fire Extinguishers
- (6x) Gas Masks
- Soap Bar
Code Red Equipment
The Elite ERT has access to certain expensive or experimental items for their usage in the field when the situation has escalated to the point where the loss of the station may be imminent.
- Pulse Pistol
The Pulse Pistol is the standard issue sidearm for Elite ERT Officers. It can fit inside your backpack or pockets and can fire either 10 Pulse, 20 Laser or 20 Stun rounds before depletion.
- Pulse Carbine
Unique to the elite Security Officer. This weapon is a scaled down variant of the Pulse Rifle. It can fit in your backpack and fires either 20 Pulse, 20 Laser or 20 Stun rounds.
- Military Rapid Construction Device
Unique to the elite Engineering Officer. An RCD with double the normal matter units, 200 instead of 100.
- Nanite Combat Injector
Unique to the elite Medical Officer. A Combat Injector filled with 100 units of medical nanites capable of healing around 130 points of damage and curing most ailments. Very potent but limited in number, use wisely.
Once you've arrived on the station you need to assess the situation and contact any heads of staff (assuming they are still alive). Perform the role you're assigned to, heal people as a Medical Officer, repair damage as an Engineering Officer and arrest looters, rioters or insurgents as a Security Officer.
What to Expect
You'll likely be thrown at whatever problem is facing the station, do your job and do the best you can. Listen to the crew as they will generally know more about the situation than you do, but don't be afraid to clamp down and take charge if needed.
Communication is King
Your radio has access to the Centcom radio channel allowing you to talk with fellow ERT members, as well as being able to talk to all station channels. Not only does this let you talk to the crew and figure out what's the problem but lets you stay in close communication with your team.
As an ERT Officer, the situations you will face will vary greatly. One mission you might be trying to salvage a station smashed by asteroids, saving the crew from a loose singularity or even a mass invasion of Clowns. Make sure you prepare for any eventuality, Central Command may grant your team access to heavier firepower.