Interoperable electronic equipment for first responders

Published on December 6, 2012

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Interoperable ESE: Performance Requirements for Compatible and Interoperable Electronic Equipment for Emergency First Responders"
Author: Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Date of issue: December 2012


This report documents a project with the goal of developing performance requirements for the compatibility and interoperability of electronic equipment used by fire service and other emergency first responders. The project was conducted with following objectives:

  • Develop an inventory of existing and emerging electronic equipment categorized by key areas of interest to the fire service.
  • Document equipment performance requirements relevant to interoperability, including communications, power requirements, etc.
  • Develop an action plan toward the development of requirements to meet the needs of emergency responders.
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