Organizations and Special Projects
- An Intergovernmental
Conference on Emergency Telecommunications (ICET 98) took place
from 16 to 18 June 1998 in Tampere (Finland) to adopt a Convention on
the provision of telecommunication resources for disaster mitigation and
- Working Group On Emergency Telecommunications (WGET), convened
by the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), includes
all UN agencies as well as many other international and national,
governmental and nongovernmental institutions involved in humanitarian
The WGET meets periodically and deals with regulatory and legal as
well as operational and technical issues of emergency
telecommunications. It works towards the implementation of the ITU
Resolutions concerning Telecommunications for Disaster Mitigation and
Disaster Relief Operation and towards an efficient co-ordination of
- Global Disaster Information Network initiative - Conclusions of Meeting of International Disaster Experts in Washington DC, July 16/17, 1998.
Preparations for Spring 1999 Meeting May 11, 12, 13, 14 1999 --- Mexico City, Mexico
Disaster Relief Communications Foundation (DRCF) is a small
registered charity, established in 1986. It's members are private
individuals, unpaid Volunteers, who put their professional communications
skills to use for the benifit of the Humanitarian Aid community. The DRCF
was formed in the UK, but some of its members operate from other places.
All DRCF members are professionally qualified and experienced emergency
communicators, who hold both Amateur and professional radio licences.
- The Emergency Information
Infrastructure Partnership Forum EIIP is a voluntary association of
organizations and individuals, seeking to enhance their effectiveness in
coping with disasters and emergency situations, by exploring the
opportunity for sharing information and ideas made possible by electronic
- National Communications System (USA) is the
lead agency for the planning, coordination and integration
of US government telecommunications capabilities to ensure access to, and use
of critical information services required for effective response in an all
- The Public Safety Wireless
Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) and the Administrator, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA) on operational, technical, and
spectrum requirements of Federal, state, and local public safety entities
through the year 2010.
- The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), a new federation of associations representing public safety
telecommunications was formed May 1, 1997 to follow up on the recommendations of the Public Safety Wireless Advisory Council (PSWAC). In
addition, NPSTC acts as a resource and advocate for public safety telecommunications issues.
- Wireless E911 Legislation BellSouth Position
Emergency Information Networks
Emergency Notification Systems
On-line Discussion Groups
- Disaster Communications Law and Policy This web site includes important research and policy documents concerning disaster-related communication, and provides links to government,
academic, and private organizations working to facilitate disaster communication. It is provided as a public service by the Indiana University School
of Law-Bloomington, and maintained by Professor Fred H. Cate.
- Computing and Communications in the Extreme: Research for Crisis Management and Other
Applications Steering Committee, Workshop Series on High Performance Computing and Communications, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Academy Press, National Academy
of Sciences, 1996
- Disaster Communications Manual The needs of disaster communications and aid communications are in some respects similar, but the operational needs of the two distinct types of organisation
are quite different. This document is about disaster communications, but the information is applicable to aid users also, provided the differences are
- Guidelines for the
Design and Construction of Mobile Command Posts and Similar Emergency
Response Vehicles (90K) The Guidelines for the Design and Construction
of Mobile Command Posts and Similar Emergency Response Vehicles were
developed to provide assistance to agencies in designing, procuring, or
renovating such vehicles.
- Incident Command System Forms (U.S. Coast Guard)
- The Intelligent City And Emergency Management In The 21st Century by Christian E. Stalberg. Paper on how the emergence of the intelligent city in the 21st century will
radically transform emergency management as we know it today.
Computing and telecommunications technologies, once separate and
well-defined, will merge and their distinctiveness will blur.
- Where There Is No Telephone A handbook on short wave radio and LEO satellite communication for missions and aid agencies in developing countries. The book describes how to plan,
select, install, operate and maintain a radio telephone network in these countries. It deals with the peculiar and special considerations necessary for reliable
operations and will assist both technical and non-technical personnel.
Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications
NCEER Information Service - QUAKELINE Database
Interoperability and General Telecommunications Information Sources
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