HOSPITAL MASS CASUALITES EMERGENCY SUPPORT
HMCES stands ready, around the clock, to provide supplemental communications, internal, or hospital to hospital in times of disaster or emergencies. Such situations include:
Mass Casualties Scene
D-STAR AND D-RATS DATA COMMUNICATIONS:
HMCES will pass traffic to participating hospitals in Brevard County on the Brevard D-STAR KJ4OXT repeater located on SR 520 in Cocoa, FL. The antenna is approximately 190 ft. This will be the central hub for communications to the surrounding hospitals being supported by HDCS.
D-RATS multi-platform EmComm software will be use for emergency communications. The software provides the ARRL Radio-Grams, ICS 213 forms, Hospital Patient forms, Word Documents, and Excel Files for the Hospital Incident Command System to use.
D-Rats is a multi-platform integrated tool for emergency communications. Thanks to KK7DS for the development of this emergency communications software.
Developed for 1st Responders
Initially developed for the Washington County ARES/RACES group in Oregon, D-Rats quickly evolved into a full blown Multi-Platform EmComm software suite for Data Communications using D-Star radios.
Communications with outside agencies are also vital in a disaster. In the future, the Parris Emergency Communications Center (PECC) located at Parrish Medical Center will handle traffic though the Brevard D-Star repeater KJ4OXT directly to the Titusville Fire Dept, the American Red Cross and the Brevard County Emergency Operation Center (EOC).
Members of HMCES will attend meetings to learn about, hospital procedures and disaster plans. They will practice regularly with the Hospital Incident Command System during both individual facility and county-wide drills. All hospitals in Brevard County will be having a disaster drills..
Data being sent to the hospital
Data being sent to the Triage Doctors
FIRST CALL-UP RESPONDER:
First Call-Up responders are individuals whom hospitals will contact when there is a mass casualty incident or disaster or a internal phone outage. The first HMCES responder that is contacted activates the additional members needed to provide an effective response to the affected hospital's.
HMCES members must be an ARES member, have a Brevard County background check, ARECC level 1 accreditation and the FEMA IS 100 and 200, attend the training seminars and hospital safety drills.
Prospective members should be interested in public service and be willing to make a commitment to the support of hospitals. They should have the necessary mobility and equipment to respond to an emergency situation whenever and wherever it might occur in Brevard County. Members must be resourceful at getting to hospitals rapidly.
We're Looking for Volunteers
HMCES, is looking for volunteer Amateur Radio operators who wish to make a unique contribution to their communities in time of crisis.
Hospitals with D-Star equipment installed:
Health First Viera Florida March 27th 2011
Our professional certified team are:
Bob, N6USP Gary, KJ4BOJ Mike N1RFD
If you are interested in becoming part of this team of outstanding, "professional" communicators, contact Mike, our Emergency Coordinator Director @ N1RFD
or PH 321-747-9223 for more information.
Created and Maintain by: N6USP.
Copyright © 2003 [Bobby D Jones] All rights reserved. Revised:
In a widespread disaster such as a Hurricane, Tornado, Hazmat Incident or a terrorist attack, there is a need to communicate from the disaster site to a hospital in the most efficient, accurate, and confidential, (HIPA) method as possible.
During any of these situations, the commercial telephone/cellular systems may become unreliable.
HMCES stands ready, around the clock, to provide supplemental communications, internal, hospital to hospital, or interagency in times of disaster or emergency.
Emergency Amateur Radio Kits, called “Jump Kits”, are set up at participating Hospitals and taken to the “Disaster” site to provide Emergency Communications, from the scene back to the Hospital, providing encoded patient information while the patient is en-route to the Hospital.
The way this works is the triage team hands the on site radio operator a completed HICS 260 form regarding a casualty being transported to the participating Hospital.
The radio operator then selects the corresponding HICS form from a data base on a laptop computer connected to the radio equipment.
The Hospital receives the patient information and is waiting for the arrival of the casualty.
The jump kits utilize a Digital radio system, with a connected laptop computer to send encoded HICS forms, stored in a data base on the laptop computer, then filled out with specific patient information.
Disclaimer: The System and the procedures describe below are under design and development. Implementation will be at a future date.