Emergency Dispatch Functional Area

Description

'Emergency Dispatch' tracks the location and status of emergency vehicles and dispatches these vehicles to incidents. Pertinent incident information is gathered from the public and other public safety agencies and relayed to the responding units. Incident status and the status of the responding units is tracked so that additional units can be dispatched and/or unit status can be returned to available when the incident is cleared and closed.

Included In

City of Arlington Emergency Management Center
City of Dallas Emergency Management Center
City of Fort Worth Emergency Management Center
City of Plano Emergency Management Center
Dallas County Department of Emergency Management
Tarrant County Department of Emergency Management
Texas Highway Patrol Dispatch Center
DART Emergency Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The center shall dispatch emergency vehicles to respond to verified emergencies under center personnel control.
02The center shall store the current status of all emergency vehicles available for dispatch and those that have been dispatched.
03The center shall relay location and incident details to the responding vehicles.
04The center shall track the location and status of emergency vehicles responding to an emergency based on information from the emergency vehicle.
05The center shall store and maintain the emergency service responses in an action log.
06The center shall coordinate response to incidents with other Emergency Management centers to ensure appropriate resources are dispatched and utilized.
07The center shall receive traffic images to support dispatch of emergency vehicles.
08The center shall provide the capability to request remote control of traffic surveillance devices.
09The center shall process road and weather conditions to provide updates to responding personnel.