Use of Airwave in preference to mobile phones in dispatch of emergency responders

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Dr Robert S. Coull

Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,

The Scottish Ambulance Service, in common with other emergency services in Scotland, uses Airwave radios to communicate with resources in the field.

The Airwave radio system is expensive compared with mobile phones.

Please provide information as to why the ambulance service uses Airwave radios instead of the cheaper and more widely available mobile phones for communication, including any internal research, policy documents, and SOPs etc..

Please include details of what operational situations the SAS considers it appropriate to uses mobile phones in place of Airwave and which situations it does not.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Dr Taylor,

 

Scottish Ambulance Service – Freedom of Information Request – FOI/1154/18

 

Thank you for your email of 19 January 2018. Your request has now been
logged and we aim to respond within 20 working days.

 

Kind Regards,

Lora

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB | [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

 

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FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

Dear Dr Coull,

 

Scottish Ambulance Service – Freedom of Information Request – FOI/1154/18

 

Apologies for the spelling error – I have amended above.

 

Thank you for your email of 19 January 2018. Your request has now been
logged and we aim to respond within 20 working days.

 

Kind Regards,

Lora

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB | [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

 

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FOI (SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE), Scottish Ambulance Service

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Dear Dr Coull,

 

Scottish Ambulance Service - Freedom of Information Request - FOI/1154/18

Please find attached the final response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Kind Regards,

Lora Vernon

 

Lora Vernon, Corporate Affairs and Engagement Department, Scottish
Ambulance Service National Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle
Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB│ [1]www.scottishambulance.com

 

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