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Title: FLORIDA - DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES - 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER PLAN
Corporate Author: Florida Division of Communications
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 605
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Division of Communications
Tallahassee, FL 32304
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WRITTEN ON A SYSTEM LEVEL BASIS, THIS COMPREHENSIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER 911 PLAN FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA PROVIDES METHODS FOR LOCAL AGENCIES TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN 011 SYSTEMS.
Abstract: AN INTRODUCTORY SECTUIB DESCRUBES SINE IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS ANND ADDITIONS TO THE 1974 LAW MANDATING A STATEWIDE 911 EMERGENCY SYSTEM. STEPS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE PLANNING PROCESS INCLUDED FORMING A 911 PLANNING COMMITTEE, WORKING WITH THE ENGINEERING STAFF OF THE DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS, AND COORDINATING THE STATEWIDE PLAN WITH 19 TELEPHONE COMPANIES AND WITH THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. AN OVERVIEW OF 911 IN FLORIDA OUTLINES 911 BENEFITS TO THE PUBLIC, THE VIEW OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN PLANNING FOR 911, AND THE STATE ROLE IN FORMULATING RELEVANT POLICIES. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE THE DESIGN OF A 911 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION AND SELECTIVE ROUTING. THE THREE ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS, MAINTAINING A HIGH LEVEL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY ARE DETAILED. SUBVENTION AS A STATE POLICY TO MEET COSTS, THE STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE, AND THREE SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE STATE 911 LAW ARE ALSO COVERED. THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE PLAN OUTLINES 67 COUNTY 911 PLANS AND THEIR SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS AS APPROVED FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS. ALL PLANS FOLLOW THE SAME FORMAT, AND ARE ARRANGED IN ALPH-NUMERICAL ORDER TO FACILITATE LOCATING INDIVIDUAL COUNTY PLANS AND INDIVIDUAL AREAS WITHIN EACH PLAN. SIX APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE FLORIDA EMERGENCY TELEPHONE ACT OF 1978 AND AMENDMENTS; MUTUAL AID AND INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS; CALL VOLUME CONSIDERATIONS IN A 911 EMERGENCY ANSWERING CENTER; AN OPERATOR STAFFING STUDY; A FORMULA FOR CALCULATING THE BUSY HOUR OPERATIONS; CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS; AND RULES OF THE DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS. TABULAR DATA, TRUNK NETWORK DIAGRAMS, AND MAPS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Emergency communications; Florida; Governmental planning; Laws and Statutes; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number
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