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.