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AUMA Presentation. EMA Forum Presentation November 2007. Business Problem / Opportunity. RCMP and GoA Two-Way Radio Communications System is At End of Life Fire, Police, EMA and GoA Agencies Two-way Radio Communications Does Not Work Together due to Separate and Disparate Systems.

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AUMA Presentation

EMA Forum PresentationNovember 2007


Business problem opportunity
Business Problem / Opportunity

  • RCMP and GoA Two-Way Radio Communications System is At End of Life

  • Fire, Police, EMA and GoA Agencies Two-way Radio Communications Does Not Work Together due to Separate and Disparate Systems.

  • First Responders Agencies Respond to Disasters Outside Their Jurisdiction without Two-Way Radio Communications.

  • Coverage Limitations due to Growth Pressures



  • Improve Public Safety for Albertans

  • Improve First Responder Safety

  • Increase Interoperability through a Common Shared Two-Way Radio System for First Responders

  • Ensure Two-Way Radio Coverage For First Responses



  • More Coordinated and Effective Emergency Response Operations

  • Shared and Consistent Information Amongst First Responders

  • Communities Could Better Support Neighboring Communities During an Emergency.

  • Responsive, Reliable, Standard and Sustainable Two-Way Radio System

  • Province-wide Coverage


Afrrcs project
AFRRCS Project

  • Construct and Implement a Shared Province-wide First Responders Radio Communications System

  • Implement AFRRCS Governance by First Responder Agencies

  • Provide Agency Transformation and Migration


Afrrcs value proposition
AFRRCS Value Proposition

  • Network Infrastructure, Maintenance, and Operations Costs are GoA Responsibility

  • No Agency User Fees

  • Variety of Radios with a range in Unit Costs

  • System is Governed by First Responders Through GoA

  • Radio System is Managed and Operated by Service Alberta

  • Growth is Maintained Through GoA Capital Re-Investment

  • First Responders have Extended Coverage



  • Municipal First Responder sign up is voluntary

  • Gateways (short term and permanent)

  • End user costs (radio), P-25 standard

  • 700 MHz

  • 911/dispatch

  • Early adopters


Unique fire agency requirements
Unique Fire Agency Requirements

  • Paging System

  • Alerting System

  • Status/Message System

  • Vehicle Location System (GPS)

  • Coverage to include Building Penetration

  • Hands-Free and Large Push Button Activation

  • Remote Speaker capabilities

  • Simplex Mode

  • Command and Control

  • SCBA Interconnects


System challenges to fire agencies
System Challenges to Fire Agencies

  • Audio quality

  • Channel Capacity

  • Frequency Bands

  • Analog verses Digital

  • Conventional verses Trunked

  • Critical Building Coverage

  • Interoperability with Other Municipal Agencies

  • Protection of Existing Investment

  • Radio Replacement Costs


Afrrcs current status
AFRRCS Current Status

  • Four Pre-Qualified Vendors are Selected By First Responders Evaluation Team

  • RFP is being prepared for Release

  • Governance Structure and Agency Charters are Defined and Ready

  • Development of User Level Agreement has been Initiated


Project schedule next steps
Project Schedule/Next Steps

  • Release AFRRCS Invitational RFP – November 2007

    • April 2008 – Design Level 1 Competition

    • May 2008 – Treasury Board Funding Gate

    • May to September 2008

      • Vendor Selection and Award

      • Contract

    • October 2008 to March 2011– Build/Transition

  • Governance

    • Oct 2007 – February 2008 - User Service Level Agreement Development

    • May 2008 – Governance Implementation


Proposed rollout strategy
Proposed Rollout Strategy

  • Construction and Implementation by Census Divisions

  • Migration of GoA and RCMP by Completed Census Division

  • Migration of Early Adopter Based on Need


Questions and answers
Questions and Answers

  • Contact Information

    • Bill Meade, Special Projects,

      Solicitor General and Public Security, Government of Alberta

    • Alan Melenka, Project Manager,

      Service Alberta, Government of Alberta