Wisconsin Interoperability Initiative

Resources

Document Library - Here you will find a library of all the documents that have been uploaded to this website. Other resources include:

Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Outreach Clips

As part of an effort to share updates on the latest developments involving emergency communications, OEC provides a daily news clip service known as OEC Outreach Clips. Each morning, the OEC team compiles links to the latest headlines about national trends in interoperability, developments in technology, and coverage on regional capabilities.

If interested in receiving these daily OEC Outreach Clips, please email OEC Outreach at: ncswicgovernance@hq.dhs.gov.

WISCOM
WISCOM Brochure

Download this informative 2-page brochure about WISCOM - Wisconsin's Interoperable System for Communications.

 

 

 

 

VHF P25 Mobile Radio Coverage
VHF P25 Mobile Radio Coverage Map

WISCOM will expand mobile radio coverage to 95% of the state, as illustrated by this map of WISCOM mobile coverage (from May 2010). 

 

 


Narrowbanding Guide for Public Safety Compliance
Public Guide to Narrowbanding Compliance

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) have put together this brochure to provide guidance to state and local public safety entities on requirements being imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). These requirements are often referred to as narrowbanding.

  

 

Current Statewide Plans

New to Interoperability issues? Need to implement current plans? Here are the most current statewide plans and policies:

Plans:
Project 25 Unit ID Plan
Region 45 (Wisconsin) 700 MHz Plan

Region 45 800 MHz Plan (Amended)
Wisconsin Plan for Mutual Aid Communications Frequencies (Annex K, November 2011)
Wisconsin SCIP (February 2015)


Policies:
Regional SCIP Implementation Councils
Local SCIP Participation Requirement
MARC Repeater ID Requirement
Narrowbanding of Mutual Aid Channels
Wisconsin Recommended Public Safety Radio Channel Naming Standards (April 2017)
Best Practices for LMR Encryption (September 2016)
WISCOM Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (May 2015)
WI COMU Standard Operating Guidelines 2.0 (February 2017)

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG)

The National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) is a technical reference for emergency communications planning and for radio technicians responsible for radios that will be used in disaster response. The NIFOG includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, tables of frequencies and standard channel names, and other reference material. It is formatted as a pocket-sized guide for radio technicians to carry with them.

State of Wisconsin Field Operations Guide (WI-FOG)

The State of Wisconsin Field Operations Guide (WI-FOG) is a collection of radio communications technical reference material for emergency responders. This guide was developed with input from various state, local, and federal agencies and is intended to evolve through regular updates and expand as needed. Included within this document are usage guidelines, statewide and national interoperability channels, and Incident Command System references.

Communication Assets and Survey Mapping (CASM)                                                                                                                          

CASM is a tool that effectively analyzes public safety communications equipment data, identifies interoperability gaps in communications plans, and enables collaboration on solutions for improvement. You must be a registered user to access CASM. If you would like to view CASM information, start by contacting your regional coordinator for instructions. The administrator will submit a CASM registration form



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