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Annual Report to the Idaho Legislatureby THE IDAHO STATEWIDE INTEROPERABILITY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL(SIEC)CHIEF R. MARK LOCKWOOD, SIEC CHAIRFebruary 22 2012Boise, Idaho
2011 PROGRESS • The SIEC continued the work with and provide education and training for its local partners through the District Interoperability Governance Boards (DIGBs). • In January of 2011 the SIEC appointed a member from each of the six (6) DIGBs as a voting member of the SIEC. • Development began of Business, Operational and Strategic Plans.
SIEC Business Plan • The SIEC developed this model in order to have a foundational guide for the delivery of dependable, robust service and sustainable improvements to the statewide interoperable communications system. • The SIEC Business Plan recognizes the need for a sustainable funding source in order to continue to develop and sustain this system through a cooperative and collaborative group of owners and shareholders.
Statewide Operational Plan • The purpose of phase one of the Plan is to develop statewide system standards which will provide the basis for the consistent management of the statewide interoperable communications systems. • The second phase of the Plan will create on a statewide basis, the basic concept for today’s radio planning through the use of regional channel designs for rapid access, where an interoperability channel is assigned to the responder(s) during an event.
Statewide Operational Plan • The Operational Plan will address situations in which differing responders are using differing frequencies, 700MHz, VHF and/or UHF, and will provide regional and region to region connectivity standards & parameters for use on a day to day basis or during a catastrophic event. • The Operational Plan will allow first responders to utilize through pre-determined standardized connectivity points and system bridges for seamless communications when needed anywhere within the state.
SIEC Strategic Plan • The SIEC is developing a Strategic Plan which will with the addition of 13 sites provide all major transportation corridors/major population areas statewide with a seamless wide-area communication system. • The SIEC believes a realistic dollar figure can be obtained for the final phase of the Statewide Communication system through the addition or completion of these communication sites;
SIEC Strategic Plan • Black Mountain, Wardner Peak, St. Joe Baldy, Moscow Mountain, Culdesac Grade, Cottonwood Butte, Cold Springs Ridge, Brundage Mountain, Snowbank Mountain, Packer John, Grouse Peak, Salmon Baldy, Ashton Hill or Sawtel.
SYSTEM FACTS FOR 2011 • Twenty-four million plus “Push-to-Talk” actions by emergency response personnel on the system (24,127,812 ) • Forty-three thousand plus hours of voice air time (43,229:15:34) • Average PTT Length (11 Seconds) • Seventeen percent of the system is currently being used to date (17%)
CONTACT THE SIECIdaho Statewide Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC) c/o The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security4040 Guard St Bldg 600 Room 308Boise, ID 83705-5004, Desk - 208.422.6477, Fax - 208.422.3044http://www.bhs.idaho.gov/