The mission of the OASIS Emergency Interoperability Member Section is to accelerate the development, adoption, application, and implementation of emergency interoperability and communications standards and related work. The EI Member Section endeavors to represent and serve the needs of all constituents in the marketplace, ranging from practitioners to technology providers, from national to international and multinational oversight agencies.
The EI Member Section:

  • - conducts interoperability demonstrations,
  • - supports the process of delivering draft specifications to the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee,
  • - coordinates the work of other affiliated Technical Committees, and
  • - provides the governance structure to accept and manage funds to serve the Member Section's agenda.

The EI Member Section intends to drive development and adoption of Emergency Communications Standards through the full standards lifecycle, from requirements capture to standard creation and adoption services, in alignment with market needs. As the standards in this area mature, EI is committed to support needs that may evolve, including developing interoperability testing guidelines for self-testing or certification and supporting such testing. This is in response to the clearly expressed need by the wide variety of emergency response agencies and organizations to be able to share information across professional and jurisdictional lines, whatever specific application they may have in their office.