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A Look at the Federal Interagency Communications Center in San Bernardino

The busiest joint Federal Interagency Communications Center (FICC) in the United States is located in San Bernardino California at the headquarters for the San Bernardino National Forest.  The center serves federal fire and law enforcement agents who are in charge … Continue reading

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Report: LAPD Dispatch System Repaired

A month after a failure of LA’s radio dispatch system that a City Councilman feared could have put lives in danger, a city engineer reported on Friday that the problems have been fixed. Power went out to the city’s radio … Continue reading

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LAPD Radio System Fails for 12 Hours

After Los Angeles Police Department radio communications went down for half the day on Tuesday, a city councilman on Wednesday demanded the firing of the official whose agency caused the problem. Councilman Mitch Englander said he will call for the … Continue reading

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San Diego’s New Mobile Communication Centers

San Diego Gas & Electric rolled out two mobile command centers and three satellite communications systems Monday to be used for emergencies like earthquakes or widespread power outages. The new equipment has up-to-date technology to help maintain communications in emergency … Continue reading

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Riverside County to Roll Out New Radio System in 2012

Riverside County officials say they will roll out a $148 million radio system by year’s end that will greatly improve communications for sheriff’s deputies, and to a lesser extent for firefighters. “This is a great leap forward for the county,” … Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Gets New Mobile Communication System

Over the next 21 months, Raytheon will be working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to install mobile Panasonic Toughbook computers in roughly 2,400 police cruisers. Deputies will be able to access the Internet, fingerprint databases and other criminal … Continue reading

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Mexico Busts Drug Cartels’ Private Communications Networks

The Mexican military has recently broken up several secret telecommunications networks that were built and controlled by drug cartels so they could coordinate drug shipments, monitor their rivals and orchestrate attacks on the security forces. A network that was dismantled … Continue reading

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Two Communications Towers to Go Up in Whittier, Puente Hills for Emergency Response System

Los Angeles County officials are looking to ensure that its 34,000 first responders are linked to one another and can communicate instantaneously in the event of a large-scale crisis or other catastrophic emergency – an issue that became nearly impossible … Continue reading

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Brown Signs Law Rescuing Funds for Radio Network

A radio network linking Los Angeles County’s 34,000 first responders can move forward under a new state law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, authored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, helps save more than $270 million in federal … Continue reading

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