Emergency Routing


Routing of emergency vehicles to facilitate the quickest/safest arrival. Routes may be determined based on real-time traffic information and road conditions or routes may be provided by Traffic Management on request.

Included In

Dallas County Department of Emergency Management
Local Emergency Management Centers
Tarrant County Department of Emergency Management
Texas Highway Patrol Dispatch Center
DART Emergency Management Center

Functional Requirements

ID Requirement
1 The center shall collect current traffic and road condition information for emergency vehicle route calculation.
2 The center shall receive information on the location and status of traffic control equipment and work zones along potential emergency routes.
3 The center shall receive status information from care facilities to determine the appropriate facility and its location.
4 The center shall receive asset restriction information to support the dispatching of appropriate emergency resources.
5 The center shall receive current railroad schedule information for emergency vehicle route calculation.
6 The center shall track current emergency vehicle location and status.
7 The center shall calculate emergency vehicle routes, under center personnel control, based on the collected traffic and road conditions information.
8 The center shall request and receive ingress and egress routes or other specialized emergency access routes from the traffic management center.
9 The center shall provide the capability to request special traffic control measures, such as signal preemption, from the traffic management center to facilitate emergency vehicle progress along the suggested route.
10 Once the route is calculated the route shall be provided to the dispatch function.
11 The center shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the emergency system operator.