Standard for Exchange of Emergency Data Approved
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Comments

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for an American National Standard (ANS) that identifies standard specifications for the exchange of emergency data.

The Emergency Incident Data Document (EIDD) provides standardized industry-neutral National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) conformant (XML-based) specifications for exchanging emergency incident information to agencies and regions that implement next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) and IP-based emergency communications systems. Emergency incident information exchanges supported by the EIDD include exchanges between disparate manufacturers’ systems located within one or more public-safety agencies and with other incident stakeholders.

“Data exchange is a core element of interoperability in a NG9-1-1 environment,” said Cheryl Greathouse, president of APCO International. “APCO is pleased to have worked with the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) to introduce this significant advance in data interoperability.”

The standard can be downloaded here.

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