DEMHS: Interoperable Communications Workgroup

Interoperable Communications Workgroup


An ad hoc communications interoperability working group was organized May 2002 by the Governor and led by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to address the immediate needs of the first responder community in the State. 

State and local fire, police, medical, transportation, environmental, information technology and emergency management personnel were represented.  The working group focused its collective attention on the following issues:

·         Interoperability at the incident/unified command level.

·         Infrastructure improvements

·         Interoperability at the functional level.   

Interoperability at the command and control level was deemed to be the first priority. New technology and existing capabilities were researched.  The working group determined that the quickest, least expensive course to pursue to obtain interoperability at the command and control level would be to activate the existing I-CALL/TAC part of the Department of Public Safety’s communication infrastructure.


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