Exercise Will Evaluate Region’s Emergency Mobile Command Capabilities

Status
Not open for further replies.

pasadenamd

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
475
Location
Pasadena, MD
Exercise Will Evaluate Region’s Emergency Mobile Command Capabilities

Towson, Md. (April 6, 2010) – Baltimore County emergency responders and other public safety personnel, along with those from neighboring jurisdictions, will practice how jointly to command an emergency scene using mobile command resources at an exercise this Saturday in Millersville.

The exercise is scheduled Saturday, April 10, 8 a.m., at the Anne Arundel County Logistics Center, 8311 Grover Road, Millersville, 21108. Participating jurisdictions include Baltimore County, Baltimore City, the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County.

Over the past few years, these jurisdictions have used federal Homeland Security money to purchase a total of nine state-of-the-art mobile command & communications vehicles. (Baltimore County’s mobile command post cost about $400,000.)

Saturday’s exercise will evaluate the capabilities of these vehicles and their crews. The exercise is particularly aimed at testing interoperability during an emergency. It also will evaluate various field operations capabilities including use of radio and computer equipment; helicopter video downlinks; and the ability to provide communications, command support and other technical functions at a major incident.

This exercise is supported by a Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) grant for interoperable emergency communications. The Baltimore Urban Area Work Group – a panel of public safety and other government officials that administers federal Homeland Security funds for the Baltimore region – secured the grant.
 

pasadenamd

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
475
Location
Pasadena, MD
For this disaster communications drill, they are using:

Anne Arundel County:
22A-Disaster General
22B-Disaster 1
22C-Disaster 2
22D-Disaster 3
22I-EOC 2

Mutual Aid Frequencies:
8Tac91
8Tac92
8Tac93
8Tac94

The Mutual Aid 8Tac91 has passed between all counties in the drill.

They are going to test doing patches between Howard County and other counties. Patching conventional to talkgroups is also being done.
 
Last edited:

AD9O

Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2004
Messages
53
Location
Baltimore, MD
Curious how well others are hearing the 8TAC repeaters? On both my handheld and base antennas here in the city they are barely readable.

Tony
 

maus92

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 23, 2004
Messages
5,192
Location
Annapolis
They are also using UTAC with variable results. I'd monitor VTAC as well.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top