CREST’s public safety telecommunications network strengthens the safety of our emergency responders and the citizens they serve and protect, and allows our unique island region to be self-reliant in the event of a natural disaster.
The CREST approach allows all of our region’s primary emergency response agencies to use the same system, the same technology and the same world-class standard of communication. This ‘one-system’ approach is the ideal model in which to address public safety from an emergency communications perspective. It allows for interoperability, reliability and efficiency of communications among all responding agencies. CREST also provides both online and instructor led training to users of the P25 system and maintains the significant technology infrastructure of the system.
Understanding Safety Code 6
CREST complies with Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 (SC6), the federal regulations that govern electromagnetic devices. CREST sites are lower emitters of electromagnetic energy than a personal cell phone, or a household microwave oven. Since only public safety users are on the CREST system, the amount of transmission air time is a fraction of the activity that commercial cell carriers generate through calls, texts, and on-line interest.Read the document