of MEDCOM Radio Stations
radio stations are life safety radio systems. They must be built
to a higher standard, due to their importance factors. Designing
the MEDCOM communications gear correctly the first time is
very important. Keeping in mind that when the weather turns to
its worst is when the MEDCOM system needs to operate at its best.
For example, if a county is hit with a hurricane or tornado,
often there will be citizens in need of emergency medical attention.
Hurricanes and tornados often wreak havoc on radio station's
antenna systems, but this problem can be mitigated by designing the
radio stations that make up the MEDCOM system with 150 MPH or even 200
MPH plus wind survivability. Lightning protection is a science
and many surges can be safely brought to ground with out radio system
outages and damage. Back up radio resources and power systems are
used to mitigate communications outages as well.
not uncommon to see hospitals that do not have proper life safety
MEDCOM radio systems. It is a good idea to evaluate periodically
the resiliency, capability and quality of your hospital's MEDCOM
radio system. Often there are rules dictating the design of, and
quality of the MEDCOM radio stations.
site is new and being populated with
information as time becomes available; if you have any questions that
would like to discuss with a MEDCOM radio communications professional,
please feel free to call. My name
is Mark Lavallee and I am charged with keeping the MEDCOM Hospital
network up and running for 20+ hospitals in the united states.
direct phone # is 954-961-2642 and there is no such thing as a charge
telephone call with my firm. I would be glad to speak with
anyone in the
United States or abroad about their MEDCOM questions or projects.