The purpose of the project was to provide design standards and recommendations for the implementation of compatible, effective communications systems for emergency medical services using the UHF frequencies allocated by the FCC. Five major task areas were studied which involved visiting seven major operational EMS communications systems, formulating design standards, investigating disaster situations, studying the interoperation of EMS with other public safety services, and studying the possible use of innovative communications concepts in EMS systems. The report points out some of the potentially severe problems that are likely to develop as UHF EMS systems become more widespread, and specifies design standards that could be employed to prevent these problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systech Corporation

    Ritchie Highway
    Severna Park, MD  United States  21146

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Archambault, S
    • Pethel, F
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-858 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01818
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM