A little while ago, we introduced you to the passive 9-1-1 system, and now the passive emergency dispatch system has entered the world.
In a new report from the International Association of Fire Fighters, which is based in the United Kingdom, it has been suggested that the passive system may be better suited for emergency vehicles in some circumstances, and it is this suggestion that has led to the introduction of a new definition of the active 911 system, which now stands for the active and passive 911 systems.
As per the report, there are four basic types of active 911 systems:In the United States, active 911 means the dispatch of 911 calls within an authorized radius and the ability to activate emergency services without the need for a dispatcher, while the passive (or passive) means a call for help and activation of emergency services within a radius of 30 metres.
Active 911 means that a call is received for help or activation without the requirement for a dispatchers presence.
The Passive 911 System, which the IAFEF defines as the active system, is currently being used in England and Wales, while Australia and New Zealand are currently in the process of adding the definition.
In the IAGF report, the IAAF defines the active 9-11-1 as:In a similar vein, the National Emergency Response Team defines the passive 999 system as:The new definition for the Passive 911 system is being introduced by the IAP in the UK.
According to the IACF, the passive is “designed to help firefighters, paramedics, ambulance crews and other first responders in emergency situations to quickly identify the most immediate emergency and to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency, without the risk of having to call for assistance from other resources.”
The passive is defined as:With that definition in mind, it is important to note that the IADF does not specify what constitutes an active or passive 911, nor does it specify whether a dispatcher should be present in the active or the passive.
However, as noted above, it does say that the active dispatch system should be available for use “within 30 metres of a location of active service.”