New Jersey Homeland Security officials
will announce emergency radio interoperability
solutions and demonstrate the capability
for personnel from different first responder
agencies to communicate with each other
using existing radio equipment.
events of 9/11/01 proved the need for
police officers, firefighters and emergency
medical services personnel to communicate
effectively in times of need.
recently, the 9/11 Commission’s
report reemphasized the need to communicate
among various first responder agencies
across geographic and political jurisdictions.
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey, State
Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes, State
Public Safety Communications Officer Raymond
Hayling II, representatives from the United
States Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police
(Troop B), University of Medicine &
Dentistry of New Jersey, Jersey City Fire
Department, Jersey City EMS, Newark Police
Department, Nutely Fire Department (HazMat
Unit), Hudson County Prosecutor’s
Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Department,
Passaic County Sheriff’s Office
and other area public safety agencies.
Jersey City Emergency Operations Center
715 Summit Ave., Jersey City
Wednesday, January 19 at 1:30 PM
An outdoor demonstration among 12 first
responder agencies, using different radio
systems. The agencies will flash their
respective emergency vehicle lights when
contacted, providing a visual indication
that disparate agencies can communicate
with each other.