Without common terms and symbols there is a risk of misunderstanding between emergency responders and supporting organisations. At best this can lead to delays in obtaining support services and at worst people could be put at risk.
A common standard for terms and symbols is critical to effective interoperability between emergency responders and other supporting organisations, as well as intraoperability between fire and rescue services. Without a common approach and dialogue it would prove difficult to maintain interoperability between the fire and rescue services, other emergency responders and supporting organisations. This includes technical aspects of communications.
- Words, terms, phrases, symbols or graphics with different meanings or context
- Words, phrases, symbols or graphics with no meaning in other organisations