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Personal Emergency Communications

Author : Andrew Baze
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Whether you're hit by a natural disaster or power outage, you can expect this problem: your cell phones, landline phones and Internet eventually stop working. What will you do? How will you communicate with your family or friends? While you may have set aside food and water for an emergency, what about a pair of radios with batteries? Have you considered long-range options? Do you know what your best options are? This book will walk you through modern communications technologies, pros and cons of each, and recommendations to implement a realistic backup communications system. Options reviewed include: - AM/FM, NOAA, FRS/GMRS and Other Radios - eXRS and Other Unusual Gear - Satellite Phones and Personal Locator Beacons - Amateur Radio - the King of Emergency Communications Using the clear and simple recommendations in this book, you'll be able to reliably communicate with others in your region, without a cell phone, landline service, Internet, or need for grid power. When others can only wonder if their loved ones are safe, you will be able to talk with yours! "One area often overlooked in disaster preparedness is the need for communication. Whether it is to let distant loved ones know that all is well, signal for help from a stranded vehicle, or call for emergency medical assistance, the ability to reach out when conventional services have failed is crucial. This book fills an important gap and should be part of everyone's library." -Arthur Bradley, author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family For additional emergency communications information, plan templates and other free resources, visit www.EmergencyCommunicationsBlog.com. Andrew Baze is the author of the novel "The Road Home," speaker, and certified disaster recovery planner for a multi-billion-dollar business in the Pacific Northwest.

Emergency Communications

Author : Linda K. Moore
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Today¿s 911 system is built on an infrastructure of analog technol. that does not support many of the features that should be part of an emerg. response. Efforts to splice newer, digital technol. onto this infrastructure have created points of failure where a call can be dropped or misdirected, sometimes with tragic consequences. This report discusses how modernizing the system to provide service that approaches the expectations of its users will require investments in new technol. that should incorp. Internet Protocol (IP) standards. An IP-enabled emerg. commun. network that supports 911 will facilitate interoperability and system resilience; improve connections between 911 call centers; provide more robust capacity; and offer flexibility in receiving calls.

Preferential Emergency Communications

Author : Ken Carlberg
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Preferential Emergency Communications: From Telecommunications to the Internet, a professional monograph, is divided into three sections. The first describes systems and protocols that have been deployed as private networks for use by government agencies like the U.S. Department of Defense. This section also presents an in-depth discussion on MLPP. We then present current work in the area of Land Mobile Radio, commonly used by local emergency personnel such as police and fireman. This second section also describes systems that have been deployed over the public switched telephone network. Finally, the third section presents insights on trying to support emergency communications over TCP/IP networks and the Internet. In this last item we look into what IETF protocols can be considered candidates for change, as well as those protocols and applications that should not be altered.

Emergency Communications

Author : Linda K. Moore
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Contents: (1) Introduction: An Outdated System; (2) The Next Generation: NG9-1-1; (3) Summary of 911 Legislation and Policy: The 911 Act and FCC Regulations: FCC Study: The Hatfield Report; The ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004; The NET 911 Improvement Act of 2008; (4) Funding and Grants: Investment in Infrastructure: Wireless Devices; Local Networks; Call Centers; Interfaces with First Responders; Fed. Grants; (5) Creating the Base for Change: NG9-1-1 Transition: Dept. of Transport.; NG9-1-1 Transition: NENA; NG9-1-1 Transition: FCC; (6) The Potential Role of the Dept. of Homeland Security: National Emergency Commun. Plan; Regional Emergency Commun. Coord.; (7) Nat. Broadband Plan; (8) Congressional Policy for NG9-1-1. Illus.

Emergency Communications

Author : David Wise
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Emergency communications breakdowns undermined response efforts during terrorist attacks in 2001 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In response, federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have increased efforts to enhance emergency communications. This report identifies: (1) vulnerabilities, if any, to emergency communications systems; (2) federal assistance available or planned to first responders for addressing vulnerabilities or enhancing emergency communications; and (3) challenges, if any, with federal emergency communications efforts. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Emergency Communications

Author : William O. Jenkins
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A report on: (1) actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security¿s (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) to establish the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC): and (2) challenges OEC and ECPC officials reported that could affect interagency coordination through ECPC. ECPC is composed of 5 statutorily-mandated members ¿ DHS, the FCC, and the Departments of Commerce, DoD, and DoJ ¿ and seven additional departments and agencies which were invited to participate as members. The 12 members play key roles in emergency communications efforts. In accordance with the ECPC Charter, OEC administers ECPC on behalf of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Interoperable Emergency Communications

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response
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Funding Emergency Communications

Author : Linda K. Moore
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The need appears increasingly urgent for timely decisions by policy makers on new infrastructure for emergency communications and spectrum allocation for public safety radios. Contents of this report: (1) Goals and Challenges: Background: Planning to Meet Goals;Challenges and Barriers to Change; (2) Policy Considerations for the Future: Governance and Grants; Decision Making and Planning Authority: Federal Involvement; State and Local Involvement; Commercial Involvement; Role of the Emergency Response Interoperability Center and the Public Safety Spectrum Trust; Cost Estimates: Wireless Networks; Network Infrastructure: Wireless Backhaul and NG9-1-1; Radios; Network Access; Financial Resources; Managing Radio Frequency Spectrum; Technology: Networks; Radios; Migration to Commercial Technologies; (3) Legislation in the 112th Congress to Improve Emergency Communications; (4) Conclusion; (5) Appendixes: Proposals for Spectrum Assignment; Congressional Efforts on Behalf of Public Safety Communications. Figures. This is a print on demand report.

Assessing the Framework and Coordination of the National Emergency Communications Plan

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response
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Interoperable Emergency Communications Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Aeronautical Emergency Communications System Plan

Author : United States. Federal Communications Commission
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Issues in Emergency Communications

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
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The State of Interoperable Emergency Communications Along the Texas Border

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response
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The Enhanced 911 Emergency Communications Act of 2003

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
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Emergency Communications

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Disaster Emergency Communications

Author : Bascombe Wilson
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Primer and advanced guidelines for highly reliable disaster emergency communications systems on the local, regional and global levels. Includes guides for public safety dispatch systems, VoIP networks, satellite-based links and the amateur radio emergency service. Focuses on issues of interoperability, reliability, flexibility, security, maintainability and practicality.

A Review of the Status of Emergency Management in the United States

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security
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Emergency Communications

Author : Daniel H. Martinez
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The United States has yet to find a solution that assures seamless communications among first responders and emergency personnel at the scene of a major disaster. Since September 11, 2001, when communications failures contributed to the tragedies of the day, Congress has passed several laws intended to create a nationwide emergency communications capability. The 111th Congress considered pivotal issues, such as radio frequency spectrum license allocation and funding programs for a Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN), without finding a solution that satisfied the expectations of both public safety and commercial network operators. This book explores the areas where changes in existing policies and practices may facilitate achievement of the important goals for emergency communications that Congress and others have identified. Why these goals have become important, and recent planning efforts to achieve these goals is discussed.

Emergency Communications Interoperability for Disaster Management

Author : Mohamad H. Alzaghal
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Interoperable Emergency Communications: Recently, the world has been affected by man-made and natural disasters of a level not witnessed before which depicts the importance of communication for an efficient and rapid response of First Responder Community (FRC) members in the field. The resilience of communications infrastructure is vital for the well being of any country. It is essential to build a robust and interoperable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure before the disaster, which will facilitate patch/restore/reconstruct it when and after the disaster hits. The author explored Jordan s current emergency communications interoperability plans, policies, Emergency Operation Plans (EOPs) and compares Jordan s HA/DR communications readiness level versus U.S. s. Based on the technological aspects of emergency communications, Jordan s communications environment, the requirements analysis of emergency communications plan, and lessons learned from the U.S. experience, a proposed Jordan Emergency Communications Interoperability Plan (JECIP) is introduced in this book.