04/18/2007

Fire chiefs present new Homeland Security equipment for D.C.

from Domestic Preparedness

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Capital Region explained how new equipment purchased from the Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) would benefit emergency response to terrorism, weather-related disasters and other large scale events. Equipment showcased at the March 29th press conference included the Incident Commanders’ Radio Interface (ICRI), the interoperability bridge that enables mutual aid and emergency workers to talk across incompatible radios.

Members of the National Radio Region (NCR) Radio Cache team demonstrated how the ICRI™ links and provides independent talk-groups amongst inter-agency teams, and its cable reel application for extending communications below-grade in DC Metro (subway) system deployments.

The National Capital Region recently earned top-ranking by the Department of Homeland Security for its “tactical interoperability” – the ability of mutual-aid first-responders to share voice communications as a critical incident unfolds – one of six jurisdictions out of the 75 evaluated nationally ...Full Story

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