Interoperability of Emergency Responder Electronic Equipment

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Interoperable ESE: Performance Requirements for Compatible and Interoperable Electronic Equipment for Emergency First Responders(PDF, 4 MB)
Author: Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Date of issue: December 2012


Broadscale integration and coordination of separate electronic-based equipment used by fire fighters in their personal protective ensembles is lacking. Today’s fire fighters would directly benefit from a standardized platform/framework for their electronic safety equipment (ESE), and working toward this end point is important for the collective emergency response community. The goal of this project was to develop performance requirements for the compatibility and interoperability of electronic equipment used by fire service and other emergency first responders.