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Meteor Burst Communication component in FEMA National Emergency Management System (1985)

Meteor Burst Communication component in FEMA National Emergency Management System (1985)

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Summary 1985 Report by FEMA on a National Emergency Management System with discussion of use of Meteor Burst Communication ("MBC"). For more information on SkyTel plans for a new generation of MBC for many critical uses nationwide, see our other papers and notes in the SkyTel Scribd Meteor Burst Communication Folder.
Summary 1985 Report by FEMA on a National Emergency Management System with discussion of use of Meteor Burst Communication ("MBC"). For more information on SkyTel plans for a new generation of MBC for many critical uses nationwide, see our other papers and notes in the SkyTel Scribd Meteor Burst Communication Folder.

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SkyTel note:Meteor Burst Commonications ("MBC")discussed on pages 8 and 9.See SkyTel notes on other MBCdocuments on SkyTel Scribd MBC Folder.SkyTel plans a similar nationwideemergency response data application asone of the many critical-communicationMBC applicatoins for a nationwide MBC-centric network (that uses MBCeverywhere and for critical, but low-rate,data, and also have overlays of 35-43MHz, 200 MHz, and 900 MHz terrestrialwireless.
 
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FOREWORD
The Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency (FEMA) is theFederal point of contact foremergency management programsin both peace and war. FEMAworks directly with State and localgovernments and others in the en-tire emergency management com-munity to lessen the potential ef-fects of disasters and to increaseemergency response programs.The Agency supports State andlocal government emergency plan-ning, preparedness, mitigation,
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response and recovery programs.As necessary, FEMA provides fun-ding, technical assistance andresources, equipment and directFederal support. Ensuring effectiveemergency communications intimes of crisis is also a FEMAresponsibility.To ensure that these actions are asresponsive as possible to emergen-cies of all types, FEMA hasdeveloped an Integrated Emergen-cy Management System, or IEMS.This system was created afterFEMA reviewed response actionsto natural disasters and otherhazards. FEMA found elements ofemergency response were commonto all emergencies
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elementssuch as communications, popula-tion evacuation and sheltering, lawenforcement and direction andcontrol.IEMS recognizes that basic einer-gency capabilities are required as afoundation for response to anyemergency. The system advanceseach level of preparedness as abuilding block for dealing with thenext level of emergency intensity. Itis strongly believed that the In-tegrated Emergency ManagementSystem holds great promise foracross-the-board improvement inemergency capabilities at all levels ofgovernment.In emergency information programs(communications and AutomatedData Processing (ADP) systems),FEMA is responsible for the cen-tralized control and daily manage-ment of the National EmergencyManagement System (NEMS) whichprovides a nationwide infrastructureat the Federal, regional and Statelevels for various information andcommunications systems andnetworks.This manual provides the basicdescription of the FEMA NEMS, itsconcepts and status, and is providedas an information mechanism tokeep you apprised of our efforts inthis critical area.Various acronyms have been usedthroughout this manual. For yourconvenience, a list of theseacronyms, with their descriptions,has been provided.Louis
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