Fire District Boundaries (14)
EMS Regions (5)
County Boundaries (14)
SAFECOM and the new (Fall 04) DHS office of Interoperability and Compatibility are the best resources at the federal level on interop.
Statement of Requirements for PS Wireless Comm. and Interop.
Methodology for Statewide Interop Planning
Virginia Office of Interop Coordination – Virginia has a very well-thought-out statewide approach to interop and a person, Chris Essin, who has the Governor’s mandate to coordinate interop and help develop public safety communications
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council – excellent site; they have an electronic newsletter that tracks wireless, spectrum, rebanding, software-defined radio, and many other topics of interest to police-fire-EMS communications personnel.
more info here
Metro Boston Interop Committee
The Metro Boston Homeland Security Region has established a Communications Interoperability Subcommittee with membership from Boston and the 8 surrounding cities in the region (Quincy, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Winthrop, Revere and Chelsea), state public safety agencies operating within the region (e.g., State Police, Massport, MBTA, etc.) and regional public safety communications networks also in or serving the region (e.g., BAPERN, Metrofire, and CMED).
As part of its planning efforts, the Subcommittee had developed a technical self-assessment instrument that was used (Spring 2005) to gather information about the status of existing communications systems in the MBHSR region. The instrument is available here as a PDF (1.25MB file).
Larger Statewide and Regional Radio Systems in MA
Commonwealth 800 MHz Trunked Radio System – operated by the Mass. State Police
BAPERN – Greater Boston Police Council’s regional UHF system in the greater Boston area. Setup in the 1970’s after the anti-war riots in 1969 in Cambridge
MetroFire – Fire District 13’s UHF radio system
NEMLEC – Northeast Mass Law Enforcement Council operates a UHF regional radio system
CMED – statewide radio system for EMS coordination