When in Failsafe:
- Contact closest Base (not necessarily the Base normally used)
- Make initial contact on the Bravo side first.
- The Base will decide to run the call on Bravo or move it to Alpha
- Avoid making contact by telephone (last resort).
- If phone contact is unavoidable, make initial contact on Alpha channel.
What is Failsafe?
- A feature of the Paramedic Coordinated Communications System that provides a back-up mode of communications should OCC experience failure.
When is Failsafe utilized?
- When OCC can no longer perform the necessary functions of bio-medical communications coordination. This may be due to backbone failures (such as power, telephone or microwave), technical failure at the OCC facility or if OCC was evacuated during a fire, hazardous material or other situation.
Notification of Failsafe
- OCC will notify each fire dispatch center and Base Hospital by telephone, intercom, landline or public safety radio.
De-activation of Failsafe
- When the necessity for Failsafe no longer exists, OCC will notify each Base Hospital and fire dispatch center, which in turn will notify their paramedic units.
- Normal FCC requirements apply to Failsafe operations. The MICN and paramedic shall clear the frequency at the conclusion of the run by announcing the call sign KIZ620.
PRE-DESIGNATED FAILSAFE CHANNELS