I saw on the RCS website that they requested 825 radio ID’s for mutual aid purpose. Any idea when they will program their radios. Always interesting when two agencies are working the same incident on different channels.
Request the RCS Board approve a Mutual Aid Agreement with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for up to 825 radios.
Staff background / recommendations: The California Highway Patrol is an RCS Partner Agency for their day-to-day operations of the El Cajon Area Office (approximately 175 mobile and portable radios). The El Cajon Area Office is the only CHP field area in the state that does not operate on the CHP's 42 MHz statewide radio system.
CHP is requesting to add the portable radios assigned to the remaining CHP Area Offices in their Border Division (Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties) for an initial combined total of 805 radios. These radios would be programmed only with the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Fleetmap and would be used only for interaction with RCS units while operating under Mutual Aid conditions (including Mobile Field Force platoon deployments).
Following the 2007 Wildfires, the former RCS Board of Directors directed staff to reserve 300 radio IDs for use by CHP in anticipation of a request for a Mutual Aid Agreement. With the implementation of the NextGen infrastructure, the network has the capacity to handle this request for 825 users. Staff recommends approval.