GPS and the NSW ambulance service

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 17:46
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G'day all

Can anyone enlighten me on what type of GPS are used by the NSW ambos. They appear to have a large screen....thats for me!!

Regards Jeff
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Reply By: Mick W - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 19:26

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 19:26
can not comment directly on what NSW use, however if it is similar to what other areas/countries/services use it will form part of thir computer aided dispatch system (CAD). It will provide them with info such as job lists, job details, linked mapping (usually live update also due to the ability of the dispatcher to update hazards, road closed, heavy traffic) as well as specific ambo type stuff.

It pretty well just a glorifed in vehicle PC but its not if you know what I mean.
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Reply By: seawasp - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 20:08

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 20:08
Hi,The large screen you are refering to is the MDT [mobile data terminal] sits on the dash board. When an ambulance is dispatched to a cas call or "routine" case, the ops centre electronically send all the info they recieve to the responding amb.crew. We can read the case details and also be updated enroute. In addition on the MDT screen ,we can push a button and get our exact Latitude/Longitude to give to a helicopter in the event of a serious injury/illness. There was talk last year of amb. having fitted a GPS/Navman or similar but nothing to date as yet. Hope this aswers your question.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 21:05

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 21:05
So you must use a street directory book to navigate to a given address ?
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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 08:54

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 08:54
These are the ones we use in Vic...... no GPS facility yet, though quite capable.

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