5.4 Emergency services

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The emergency services infrastructure consists of fire, rescue, emergency medical service (EMS), and law-enforcement organizations that save lives and property in the event of an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist incident. Table 5.4 shows security initiatives in emergency services.

Table 5.4: Security Initiatives in Emergency Services


Adopt interoperable communications systems.

Develop redundant communications networks.

Coordinate national preparedness exercises.

Implement measures to protect our national emergency response infrastructure.

Enhance and strengthen mutual-aid agreements among local jurisdictions.

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Implementing Homeland Security for Enterprise IT
Implementing Homeland Security for Enterprise IT
ISBN: 1555583121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 248

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