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Emergency Routing

Equipment Package: Emergency Routing

Description: This equipment package supports routing of emergency vehicles and enlists support from the Traffic Management Subsystem to facilitate travel along these routes. Routes may be determined by this equipment package based on real-time traffic information and road conditions or routes may be provided by the Traffic Management Subsystem on request. Vehicles are tracked and routes are based on current vehicle location. This equipment package may coordinate with the Traffic Management Subsystem to provide preemption or otherwise adapt the traffic control strategy along the selected route.
Included In: City/Town/County Public Safety Dispatch
DCR Park Ranger Dispatch
MassDOT - Highway Division HOC
MBTA Police Headquarters Dispatch
MSP Headquarters (St)
MSP Marine Section
MSP Troop A, D, H Dispatch (Danvers, Middleboro, Boston)
MSP Troop E Dispatch (Turnpike)
MSP Troop F Dispatch (Massport)
Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall collect current traffic and road condition information for emergency vehicle route calculation.
2 - The center shall receive information on the location and status of traffic control equipment and work zones along potential emergency routes.
3 - The center shall receive status information from care facilities to determine the appropriate facility and its location.
4 - The center shall receive asset restriction information to support the dispatching of appropriate emergency resources.
5 - The center shall calculate emergency vehicle routes, under center personnel control, based on the collected traffic and road conditions information..
6 - The center shall request and receive ingress and egress routes or other specialized emergency access routes from the traffic management center.
7 - The center shall provide the capability to request special traffic control measures, such as signal preemption, from the traffic management center to facilitate emergency vehicle progress along the suggested route.
8 - Once the route is calculated the route shall be provided to the dispatch function.
9 - The center shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the emergency system operator.
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