Friday, December 24, 2004
Communications Needs Remain Despite New Statewide System in Maine: "The new system is welcome, as it greatly enhances the state's communications capabilities as well as its overall responsiveness with respect to routine public safety and homeland security operations. But it is important that Mainers understand that the statewide installation of a new radio network will not solve the problem of interoperability by itself. It is essential for first responders in particular to know that the unified incident command structure that guides and supports them includes a robust and mobile communications infrastructure, sufficient redundancy, interoperability and a set of accepted protocols. All of that has yet to be accomplished."
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Westport (CT) debates communications regionalization: "Westport's police and fire chiefs spent two hours explaining to town legislators Thursday the pros and cons of Westport becoming part of a regional emergency communication center. The upshot: fire is all for it, but the police are not. "
Friday, December 10, 2004
Executive Office of the Governor: "JACKSONVILLE - Governor Jeb Bush today announced a contract to provide Florida's law enforcement and first responders with an interoperable radio network. Through this contract, the Florida State Technology Office (STO) will establish a radio network that will enable first responders and law enforcement using different radio systems and frequencies, throughout the state, to communicate with each other."