Flashcards in 21. Emergency Communications Deck (24):
Any communication requesting a response to an emergency.
Services in Public Safety:
*Emergency Medical Service
*Emergency Management Service
*9-1-1 Emergency Communications
*Warning and Information Services
A dispatcher or other emergency communications specialist appointed under or governed by the provisions of the Occupations Code.
Path that a radio transmission follows, defined by a specific combination of frequency and squelch code.
Used to extend the effective range of the communications system for a base station that simultaneously receives and transmits on different frequencies.
Function on the receiver that controls the radio's sensitivity to receive messages.
Radio equipment that allows users to transmit and receive communications throughout the system's coverage area.
Computer Aided Dispatch System
A site dedicated as a contact for the public so they may access public safety services.
Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)
Mobile Data Computer
Mobile Computer Terminal
Atmospheric conditions can cause radio transmissions to skip along a frequency for long distances.
Establishes the vision, project plan, and/or implementation plan for the planning or continuation of communications interoperability across multiple disciplines and responders at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
Established the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) in the Office of the Governor and placed it under the control of the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Texas Disaster Act of 1975
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) provides a system for the __________, _________, __________, and ___________ from natural or man-made disasters.
Established to mobilize and organize our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks.
National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002
Precise communication consists of:
*Local radio traffic standards
TLETS and NLETS
Texas and National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
Who regulates and governs the operation of communications systems in public safety?
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
When officers should not transmit:
*When advised by a base station to stand by
*During any emergency or in-progress calls
*Any superfluous radio traffic
*Within 200 yards of blasting operations
*Within 100 feet if intended receiving unit
*At the scene of a bomb threat
NCIC and TCIC
National and Texas Crime Information Center
*May not violate any traffic law
*May not use emergency lights or siren
*Will respond directly to the call in a safe and reasonable manner
*May handle traffic or other violations of the law considered hazardous while en route
*Dispatcher must be advised of delay
*Calls including crimes in progress
*Will obey traffic laws and regulations
*Respond to the call proceeding directly to the location
*Regard for the safety of all persons
*May not use emergency lights and siren