Emergency Early Warning System Functional Area

Description

'Emergency Early Warning System' monitors alerting and advisory systems, information collected by ITS surveillance and sensors, and reports from other agencies and uses this information to identify potential, imminent, or in–progress major incidents or disasters. Notification is provided to initiate the emergency response, including public notification using ITS traveler information systems, where appropriate.

Included In

TANK Transit System Dispatch
SORTA Transit Dispatch Center
ODOT Statewide TMC
Regional Operations Center
SORTA Riverfront Transit Center
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
KSP Troop Posts
Regional 911 Call Centers
Ohio Statewide EOC/JDF
BCRTA Transit System Dispatch
City and County Law Enforcement
Ohio State Highway Patrol State Communications Center
Indiana State Police Posts
Indiana State Police Communications Center
KSP Communications Center
Indiana Statewide Emergency Operations Center
Kentucky Statewide Emergency Operations Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
01The center shall monitor information from Alerting and Advisory Systems such as the Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS), etc. The information may include assessments (general incident and vulnerability awareness information), advisories (identification of threats or recommendations to increase preparedness levels), or alerts (information on imminent or in–progress emergencies).
02The center shall receive incident information from other transportation management centers to support the early warning system.
03The center shall support the entry of alert and advisory information directly from the emergency system operator.
04The center shall receive potential incident information from social media sources to support the early warning system.
05The center shall provide the capability to correlate alerts and advisories, incident information, and security sensor and surveillance data.
06The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to traffic management centers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
07The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to transit management centers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
08The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to toll administration centers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
09The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to traveler information service providers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
10The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to maintenance centers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
11The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to other emergency management centers for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
12The center shall broadcast wide–area alerts and advisories to commercial vehicle administration centers and roadside check facilities for emergency situations such as severe weather events, civil emergencies, child abduction (AMBER alert system), military activities, and other situations that pose a threat to life and property.
13The center shall process status information from each of the centers that have been sent the wide–area alert.
14The center shall coordinate the broadcast of wide–area alerts and advisories with other emergency management centers.
15The center shall present the alert and advisory information and the status of the actions taken in response to the alert by the other centers to the emergency system operator as received from other system inputs.
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