As agencies and regions move forward with implementing NG9-1-1 and IP based emergency communications systems, it is critical that they adhere to a standardized, industry neutral format for exchanging emergency incident information between disparate manufacturer’s systems located within one or more public safety agencies, and with other incident stakeholders.
The goal of the NENA/APCO Emergency Incident Data Document (EIDD) working group is to initiate the process of creating a National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) conformant, American National Standard (ANS) that will be used to share emergency incident information between and among authorized entities and systems. The Emergency Incident Data Document (EIDD) Information Document is the first step toward achieving that goal. The content of this document provides the recommended list of data components, their relationships to each other, the data elements contained within each data component, and where applicable the registries that control the available values for appropriate data elements. A joint NENA/APCO group is working on an EIDD American National Standard (ANS). Once completed, the ANS will replace this document.