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A Subregistry for urn:service:sos.police, fire and ambulance

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Author Brian Rosen
Last updated 2017-06-19 (Latest revision 2016-12-16)
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In most countries, there are multiple kinds of police forces. RFC5031 defines a "Service URN" which is used to route emergency calls. The urn has a sub registry for different kinds of emergency services that may be reached from different telephone numbers or service numbers (as opposed to a single number like 112). In many countries, the "police" service is not a single service, but more than one service where the service area and/or types of emergencies they respond to are different. In some countries there are multiple ambulance services. This document defines sub registries for urn:service:sos.police, urn:service:sos.ambulance and, for completeness, It also provides an initial set of entries for these sub registries. These services are in addition to the base urn:service:sos.police, etc. services.


Brian Rosen

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