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ASTM International - ASTM F1220-95(2014)

Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 June 2014
Status: active
Page Count: 36
ICS Code (Telephone networks): 33.040.35
significance And Use:

5.1 In situations in which the coordination of EMSS communications among political subdivisions affects the health and safety of the state's population, it is appropriate for state government to... View More

scope:

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:

  Section
 
Scope 1
Referenced Documents 2
Terminology 3
Summary of Guide 4
Significance and Use 5
Functions and Categories of EMSS Communications 6
 Telecommunications Functions  6.1
 Telecommunications Categories  6.2
EMSS Functional Communications Requirements 7
 General Information  7.1
 Citizen Access  7.2
 EMSS Vehicle Dispatch and Coordination  7.3
 Medical Coordination/Direction  7.4
 Interservice Communications  7.5
Radio Frequency Spectrum and Service Requirements 8
 Radio Frequencies  8.1
 EMSS Radio Service Coverage  8.2
 Operational Considerations  8.3
Goals and Objectives for EMSS Communications 9
Goal 1-State EMSS Communication Should Meet Recognized Standards for Functional Performance 10
Goal 2-Local EMSS Communications Should be Compatible with, and Should Not Interfere with, EMSS Communications in Neighboring Area 11
Goal 3-Local EMSS Communications Systems Should be Compatible with, and Should Not Interfere with, Other Types of Communications Systems 12
Goal 4-EMSS Communications Systems Should Make Maximum Use of State and Common Resources Where Appropriate, Cost Effective, and Authorized 13
Goal 5-The State Should Act as the Representative of Local EMSS in Dealing with Federal Agencies and National Organizations 14
Goal 6-The State Should Have a Program for Positive Management of Its EMSS Communications Activities 15
Emergency Medical Radio Services (EMRS) Radio Frequencies (MHz) Appendix X1
Acronyms and Glossary for EMSS Communications Appendix X2
References  

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.

Document History

ASTM F1220-95(2014)
June 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications
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...
March 1, 2006
Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications
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...
January 1, 2001
Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications
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...
January 1, 2001
Standard Guide for Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) Telecommunications
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...
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