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- n. A call of fire alarm to a fire station.
- n. Any method established to provide emergency access to a secure information system. In the event of a critical error or abnormal end, unprivileged users can gain access to key systems to correct the problem. When a firecall is used, there is usually a review process to ensure that the access was used properly to correct a problem. These methods generally either provide a one-time use User ID or one-time password.
All database staff rotates through the firecall list and will be expected to provide after hours support for the production environments.
Willingness and ability to handle firecall duties.
After a quick training mission to learn all the tools of the trade - mostly how to handle the Wii remote and nunchuk's controls - it's off to the first firecall to put those skills to use.