The performance targets announced this month will apply to all 999 emergency calls and aim to save 250 cardiac arrest victims' lives a year.
NIOSH worked with the U.S. National Response Team, federal agencies, state health departments, labor unions, and volunteer emergency responder groups to develop the ERHMS system, which provides guidelines for protecting emergency responders over a full range of emergency types and settings.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene the hearing at 10 a.m. July 20 as members evaluate FirstNet and AT&T's progress to date and the anticipated timeline to build, operate, and maintain the planned nationwide public safety broadband network.
The Coast Guard received 161 confirmed or suspected hoax calls in fiscal year 2016, a 19 percent jump from 135 in FY2015. Even a routine SAR response typically costs thousands of dollars per hour.
The board considers speeding an “underappreciated problem.”
The board opened the public docket on the investigation into the October 2016 engine failure on a commercial jetliner.