Regional Interoperability Councils have been established to ensure that interoperability implementations address local concerns and unique regional circumstances while also adhering to the strategies and tactics adopted in the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP).
Regional Councils are chartered by the State Interoperability Council with membership based on representation from each county within planning regions already established by Wisconsin Emergency Management. (See map)
Each Council is supported by a state-funded Regional SCIP Implementation Coordinator with experience in public safety communications and emergency response.
Regional SCIP Interoperability Coordinators are responsible for:
- Helping establish and maintain Regional SCIP Implementation Councils
- Assisting local agencies with planning, scheduling and overall coordination of activities for complying with federal narrowbanding requirements
- Tracking of local communication assets using the CASM database toolset
- Facilitating the development of county-level Tactical Interoperability Communications Plans (TICP)
- Providing timely information and updates about WISCOM
- Coordinating and conducting regional interoperability training and exercises
- Providing after-action reports on incidents and exercises regarding communications interoperability (UASI regions only)
Many councils are already formed and actively developing regional plans. Click the links to the left to learn about activities in your region or how to contact your Regional Interoperability Coordinator.