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  • The SCHEART initiative is supported by funding, and resources, obtained through collaborations, and partnerships with a number of agencies and organizations. However, this list is not all inclusive, there are many other agencies and individuals that have made significant contributions to the SCHEART Project. Please visit our website for a more extensive list of contributors. The agencies we have on this slide are the ones that are active in the day-to-day process, the decision makers.
  • SCHEART Partner Agencies/ESF-2 Lead Agency offers primary and redundant communication resources. Also, be advise that VoIP is already under state contract, it is primarily uses on the statewide Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to ensure quality service, it can be accessed with an internet modem, DSL and satellite. The service provider is Spirit telecom under contract with DHEC, DMH, DDSN, SCETV and USC so you have to go through DSIT for this procurement.
  • John discuss what SCHEART has to offer from a network standpoint
  • 25 linkable Repeaters using IRLP, connected to a microwave backbone, designed, installed and maintained by ETV for statewide coverage to support healthcare and emergency responders during a major disaster or public health emergency. During normal conditions the system is available for use by any license amateur radio operator
  • Charged with strengthening partnerships between various health care and emergency response organizations through the use of SCHEART volunteers, database to query unique skill sets during a public health emergency
  • USC-CPHP Equipment and System training

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  • SCHEART South Carolina Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team
            • Lead Agency ESF-2 for SC
            • Statewide VoIP Contract (D/R & COOP)
            • Palmetto 800
            • VHF & UHF Frequencies
            • Communications Trailers
            • Conventional 800 MHz Repeaters
            • Mobile Repeaters
            • Licenses Agency MARS Winlink 2000 Operators for State
        • Division of State Information Technology (DSIT)
            • Contract System Engineer for SCHEART, W3KH
            • 25 Linkable Repeaters for Statewide Coverage
            • Emerging Digital Technology (D-Star)
            • VSAT Communication Trailer
            • Van/Step Van/115 Ft. Trailer Mounted Tower
            • 5 Deployable Fly Away Kits
            • 400 MSF 2000 UHF Radios for deployment
            • Portable UHF and 800 MHz Analog Repeaters
            • Maintenance Staff with recovery vehicles
            • 3 ICS Com L Trained Staff AG4YC/AJ4DI/AJ4ER
      • S C Education Television (ETV)
  • Beaufort Charleston Wallace Charleston Awendaw Conway Florence Columbia Rock Hill Caesars Head Paris Mountain Aiken Orangeburg Lake City Barnwell Beech Island Sumter Greenwood
  • *80 - NC CARES *81 – NC HEARS The Healthcare Practice Net meets every Thursday at alternating times from 9 AM to 9 PM weekly. The South Carolina ARES Statewide Net meets weekly on Sunday at 8 PM local time.
    • Database maintained by the University of South Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (USC-CPHP)
    • Licensed volunteers: 623
    • Trained Radio Response Team Volunteers: 468
    • Certified Winlink 2000 Volunteers (E-mail via Radio) : 28
            • Technician/General Licensing Courses
            • Radio Response Team Training
            • Advanced Communications Training
            • Volunteer Recruitment Program
            • MARS Winlink 2000 (E-mail via Radio) Courses
            • Automatic Position Reporting System Course
            • Emergency Communicators Courses
            • EmComm Training
            • Healthcare Training Nets
            • Exercise Support
    Training Opportunities USC-CPHP
    • Bill Dease, KI4PKO, SCHEART Initiative Training Coordinator
    • www.sph.sc.edu/acphp/scheart/index.htm
    John Crockett, W3KH, Contract System Engineer SCHEART, Transmitter Operations Manager ETV www.scheart.us