Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM F1381-92(2003)

Standard Guide for Planning and Developing 9-1-1 Enhanced Telephone Systems (Withdrawn 2008)


1.1 This guide recommends minimum performance requirements for enhanced access to public safety services using the North American standard emergency telephone number, 9-1-1.

1.2 This guide provides assistance to states, counties, and local jurisdictions in the development of 9-1-1 enhanced systems.

1.3 This guide makes recommendations for planning and organizational needs in the development of 9-1-1 enhanced systems.

1.4 This guide does not address access to public safety response services through means other than use of the 9-1-1 telephone number.

1.5 This guide applies only to the use of the number 9-1-1 to request a public safety response, from the point of initiation of the call through the point that the caller is connected to the responsible agency, or essential information needed for disposition of the call, or both, is received.

1.6 The sections in this guide are arranged in the following order:

Significance and Use3
Concept of Operation for 9-1-1 Telephone Systems4
9-1-1 Performance Factors4.1
9-1-1 Performance Requirements4.2
Coordinating 9-1-1 Systems5
State 9-1-1 Statutory Provisions6
9-1-1 Funding7
Funding Alternatives7.1
Funding considerations7.2
Geographical Data Bases8
Automatic Location Identification8.1
Uniform Address Program8.2
Selective Call Routing8.3
Service Areas8.4
Other Planning Concerns9
Public Education9.1
Personnel Training9.2

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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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