1.1 This guide covers telecommunications practices and performance standards required to support all of the functions of community EMSS on a statewide basis. It defines state planning goals and objectives for EMSS communications.
1.2 This guide is for planning, coordinating, integrating, and evaluating telecommunications resources statewide to satisfy the functional needs of comprehensive community EMSS systems.
1.3 To facilitate a two-tiered planning approach recommended for EMSS communications, this guide identifies those communications system features that should be coordinated on a statewide basis and defined in statewide (first tier) EMSS communications planning guidelines. Local (second tier) EMSS communications plans prepared in accordance with the statewide guidelines should then be tailored to satisfy local EMSS needs while providing compatibility and interoperability of communications with other EMSS.
1.4 The sections in this guide appear in the following sequence:
|Summary of Guide||4|
|Significance and Use||5|
|Functions and Categories of EMSS Communications||6|
|EMSS Functional Communications Requirements||7|
|EMSS Vehicle Dispatch and Coordination||7.3|
|Radio Frequency Spectrum and Service Requirements||8|
|EMSS Radio Service Coverage||8.2|
|Goals and Objectives for EMSS Communications||9|
|Goal 1-State EMSS Communication Should Meet Recog-nized |
Standards for Functional Performance
|Goal 2-Local EMSS Communications Should be Compatible with,|
and Should Not Interfere with, EMSS Communications
in Neighboring Areas
|Goal 3-Local EMSS Communications Systems Should be Compatible|
with, and Should Not Interfere with, OtherTypes of
|Goal 4-EMSS Communications Systems Should Make Maximum Use |
of State and Common Resources Where Appropriate, Cost Effective,
|Goal 5-The State Should Act as the Representative of Local EMSS |
in Dealing with Federal Agencies and National Organizations
|Goal 6-The State Should Have a Program for Positive Management |
of Its EMSS Communications Activities
|Emergency Medical Radio Services (EMRS)|
Radio Frequencies (MHz)
|Acronyms and Glossary for EMSS Communications||Appendix X2|
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1031 Practice for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)
F1149 Practice for Qualifications, Responsibilities, and Authority of Individuals and Institutions Providing Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services
F1221 Guide for Interagency Information Exchange
F1229 Guide for Qualification and Training of EMS Air Medical Patient Care Providers
F1254 Practice for Performance of Prehospital Manual Defibrillation
F1258 Practice for Emergency Medical Dispatch
F1287 Guide for Scope of Performance of First Responders Who Provide Emergency Medical Care
F1381 Guide for Planning and Developing 9-1-1 Enhanced Telephone Systems
F1418 Guide for Training the Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) in Roles and Responsibilities
F1453 Guide for Training and Evaluation of First Responders Who Provide Emergency Medical Care
F1517 Guide for Scope of Performance of Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Operations
F1552 Practice for Training Instructor Qualification and Certification Eligibility of Emergency Medical Dispatchers
F1560 Practice for Emergency Medical Dispatch Management
emergency medical services; telecommunications;
ICS Number Code 33.040.35 (Telephone networks)
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