Emergency Early Warning System Functional Area

Description

Monitors alerting and advisory systems, information collected by ITS surveillance and sensors, and reports from other agencies in order to identify potential, imminent, or in-progress major incidents or disasters. Notification is provided to other ITS centers to notify the traveling public.

Included In

City of Columbus Traffic Management Center
City of Columbus 911 Call Center
COTA Fixed-Route Transit Management System
OSHP State Communication Center
OSHP State Highway Patrol Dispatch
OSU DPS EOC
Franklin County EMA Emergency Operation Center (EOC)
Local Fire/EMS Emergency Dispatch
Local Police/Sheriffs Management and Dispatch
Local 911 Call Centers
County EMA Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)
ODOT District Offices

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The 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).
2The center shall provide the capability to correlate alerts and advisories, incident information, and security sensor and surveillance data.
3The 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.
4The 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.
5The 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.
6The 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.
7The 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.
8The 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.
9The 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.
10The center shall process status information from each of the centers that have been sent the wide-area alert.
11The center shall coordinate the broadcast of wide-area alerts and advisories with other emergency management centers.
12The center shall receive incident information from other transportation management centers to support the early warning system.
13The 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.
14The center shall support the entry of alert and advisory information directly from the emergency system operator.