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Publication Citation: Guide for the Selection of Communication Equipment for Emergency First Responders

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Author(s): Alim A. Fatah; John Barrett; Richard Arcilesi; Patrick Scolla; Charlotte H. Lattin; Susan Fortner;
Title: Guide for the Selection of Communication Equipment for Emergency First Responders
Published: February 01, 2002
Abstract: This guide includes information that is intended to assist the emergency first responder community in the selection of communication equipment for different applications. This specific work, Volume II of the Guide for the Selection of Communication Equipment for Emergency First Responders, includes manufacturer-supplied details on the 181 communication equipment items that are referenced in Volume I. The Guide for the Selection of Communication Equipment for Emergency First Responders includes information intended to be useful to the emergency first responder community in the selection of communication equipment that can be used in conjunction with chemical and biological protective clothing and respiratory equipment. Due to the large number of communication equipment items (radios) identified for the guide, the guide is separated into two volumes. Volume I serves as the selection tool while Volume II serves as a repository for the communication equipment data sheets. This specific work represents Volume II of the Guide for the Selection of Communication Equipment for Emergency First Responders. Volume II includes three sections and five appendices. Section 1 is the introduction. Section 2 discusses the market survey (preliminary work) that was conducted to identify the 181 commercially available communication equipment items. Section 3 provides a description of the 43 data fields that were identified for providing information relating to the equipment. Appendix A lists the reference used in developing this document. Appendix B sequentially indexes the communication equipment by detector identification number and includes the manufacturers. Appendix C alphabetically indexes the communication equipment by the equipment names. Appendix D alphabetically indexes the communication equipment by the manufacturer names. Appendix E contains the data sheets for each item of communication equipment.
Citation: NIJ Guide
Keywords: responders, communications, standard, equipment
Research Areas: Law Enforcement, Public Safety/Security, Communications