Communications Links

EMD Codes

October 05, 2015

   An Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) is a trained First Responder of sorts. They are the "first" EMS link that the caller encounters. Not all 911 telecommunicators are EMD-trained, but most 911 telecommunicators that dispatch EMS units are certified EMD, as well as other public safety doctrines (EFD for fire, EPD for law enforcement, etc.). Each part of the 911 telecommunicator's functions generally require a specific training class and credential.

   EMD's are trained in providing pre-arrival instructions (how to perform CPR, stop bleeding, etc.) and post-dispatch instructions (gathering the patient's medications, putting away pets, sending someone to meet the ambulance, etc.).

   Click on the link below to see Robeson County's EMD codes. Most of these codes are universal, but some local changes may exist. These codes change frequently as updates are made at the national level.

Radio Call In

October 05, 2015

An EMS provider's radio report to the receiving Emergency Department is a very important but quick summary of the patient's complaint/injury, along with vital signs and treatment provided by EMS. While the format and content will vary from county to county, the basics are still the same. Your call-in should be no more than 2 minutes in most circumstances. Click the link below to see a sample radio report.

Three Most Important Parts of Patient Care Report

May 24, 2017

Click here to watch an EMS1 Progressive Paramedic video on your radio report, "Progressive Paramedicine: 3 most important parts of the patient care report".

R2T - Radio Communications

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a great EMS1.com "Remember 2 Things" video on radio communications with Steve Whitehead.

R2T - Improving Radio Communications

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a great EMS1.com "Remember 2 Things" video on improving radio communications with Steve Whitehead.

R2T - Patients & Cellphones

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a great EMS1.com "Remember 2 Things" video on dealing with patients who are talking on their cell phones.

Ten Codes

October 05, 2015

The use of radio "ten codes" has been abandoned in many jurisdictions. Ten codes were originally designed to shorten radio traffic and worked well for many years. As agencies adopted their own unique versions of ten codes, FEMA suggests using plain language, especially in multi-jurisdictional events such as natural disasters. It is very easy for the same ten code to have very different meanings in agencies within the same jurisdiction. Click the link below to see an example of the ten codes used by agencies in NC. 

Robeson County 911 Online

October 05, 2015

Click here to listen to the Robeson County Firemen's Association online scanner.

Robeson County Fire Departments

January 01, 2018

Click here to see a list of all Robeson County fire departments and their numbering system.

Robeson County EMS & County Rescues

January 01, 2018

Click here to see a list of all Robeson County rescue squads and Robeson EMS ambulances and their numbering system.

A Day in the Life of a 911 Dispatcher

October 05, 2015

Click here to watch a YouTube video "A Day in the Life of a 911 Dispatcher"

Behind the Scenes of EMD

October 05, 2015

Click here to watch a YouTube video "Behind the Scenes of EMD"

Introducing the Community to 911

October 05, 2015

Click here to watch a YouTube video "Introducing 911 to the Community". This is a 25-minute video, but is an excellent video that explains many aspects of the 911 system.

What Is VIPER?

October 05, 2015

Click here to learn about NC's VIPER system. VIPER is the acronym for Voice Interoperability for Emergency Responders. It connects all aspects of public safety from Murphy to Manteo.

 

VIPER Training

October 05, 2015

Click here to take the free online NC VIPER training course. VIPER is the NC's 800mhz trunked radio system that connects fire, EMS, hospital, and law enforcement agencies across the state.

 

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