Most public safety agencies (fire, law enforcement, and EMS) in the U.S. and Canada do fairly well in using their communication tools, e.g., land mobile radios and wireless devices, for the day-to-day emergency incidents to which they respond. Those same entities, however, can experience real communications challenges when faced with a large-scale or complex emergency event that requires the response of additional resources from multiple agencies.
Topics: Mutual aid operations, mutual aid partners, Communications problems, Emergency Operations Center, Emergency managers, emergency management agency, emergency management, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, Public safety communications challenges
A tricky predicament isn’t? Communicating without any communications is similar to the current situation in Puerto Rico right now, an area completely devastated and with little to no electricity or means of communicating to the United States mainland.
Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, located in New-Hampshire, US., answers more than 47,000 calls annually. They serve a community of 75,000 people in an area that covers over 7,000 square miles divided into 23 towns.
Topics: Sheriff Office, public safety communications, Mutual aid operations, Mobile Command Trailer, Mobile radios, Cross-agency interoperability, Tactical Communications, Radio interoperability gateway, Incident Commander, Communications trailer, Law enforcement communications