HOSPITAL EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK (HERN)
Parrish Medical Center Titusville
KJ4OXT D-STAR NETWORK REPEATER
Health First Palm Bay
Homes Regional Melbourne
Health First Melbourne
Wuesthoff Health System Rockledge
Health First Viera
INTRODUCING HERN DIGITAL DATA EMERGENCY NETWORK:
Digital Communications are accomplished for Amateur Radio by using D-Star Digital/Data Communications and a program called D-Rats. Encoded Digital Data, (HIPPA)
In a widespread disaster such as a major hurricane, Tornadoes, Mass Casualties Incident, or a Terrorist attack, when hospitals need to communicate from a hospital to a hospital and with outside agencies or when the commercial phone system is unavailable or unreliable.
HERN will provide Amateur Radio Operators to assist hospitals in their communication needs.
HERN will provide communication support to enhance hospital preparedness for response to critical incidents in Brevard County.
The Amateur Radio Operators will coordinate with emergency management agencies and other regional first responders to accomplish interoperable communications for hospitals.
This system is designed to be the backup communication system to the current KJ4OXT D-Star repeater located in Cocoa Florida.
Brevard County Florida hospitals can not talk among themselves in the time of a disaster, so a system has to be establish as a redundant communication system using Amateur (Ham) Radio to support hospitals in Brevard County.
HERN is: To strengthen the County communication infrastructure using HAM radio as a source for communicating redundancy during public health emergencies.
The goal of the project is to create a communication system to support hospital, shelters, and healthcare facilities
Disclaimer: This System and the procedures describe below are under design and development. Implementation will be at a future date