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Equipment Package: On-board EV En Route Support

Description: This equipment package provides capabilities that support safe and expedient arrival to and departure from the incident scene. This package provides dispatch and routing information, tracks the vehicle, and preempt signals via short range communication directly with traffic control equipment at the roadside.
Included In: Local EMS Vehicles
Local Fire Vehicles
Local Police Vehicles
Private/Public Ambulance Vehicles
General Functional Requirements 1 - The emergency vehicle, including roadway service patrols, shall compute the location of the emergency vehicle based on inputs from a vehicle location determination function.
2 - The emergency vehicle, including roadway service patrols, shall send the vehicle's location and operational data to the center for emergency management and dispatch.
3 - The emergency vehicle, including roadway service patrols, shall receive incident details and a suggested route when dispatched to a scene.
4 - The emergency vehicle shall send the current en route status (including estimated time of arrival) and requests for emergency dispatch updates.
5 - The emergency vehicle shall send requests to traffic signal control equipment at the roadside to preempt the signal.
6 - The emergency vehicle shall provide the personnel on-board with dispatch information, including incident type and location, and forward an acknowledgment from personnel to the center that the vehicle is on its way to the incident scene.
7 - The emergency vehicle shall send patient status information to the care facility along with a request for further information.
8 - The emergency vehicle shall forward care facility status information to emergency vehicle personnel, including the location, specialized services, quality of care, waiting time, number of rooms available, and emergency room status of hospitals or emergency care providers.

Last updated: 11-18-05