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ASTM F1220-95(2006)

Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications

Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications F1220-95R06 ASTM|F1220-95R06|en-US Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications Standard new BOS Vol. 13.02 Committee F30
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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:

Referenced Documents2
Summary of Guide4
Significance and Use5
Functions and Categories of EMSS Communications6
Telecommunications Functions6.1
Telecommunications Categories6.2
EMSS Functional Communications Requirements7
General Information7.1
Citizen Access7.2
EMSS Vehicle Dispatch and Coordination7.3
Medical Coordination/Direction7.4
Interservice Communications7.5
Radio Frequency Spectrum and Service Requirements8
Radio Frequencies8.1
EMSS Radio Service Coverage8.2
Operational Considerations8.3
Goals and Objectives for EMSS Communications9
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
Communications Systems
Goal 4-EMSS Communications Systems Should Make Maximum Use
of State and Common Resources Where Appropriate, Cost Effective,
and Authorized
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)
Appendix X1
Acronyms and Glossary for EMSS CommunicationsAppendix 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 13.02
Developed by Subcommittee: F30.04
Pages: 34
DOI: 10.1520/F1220-95R06
ICS Code: 33.040.35