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Communications Interoperability

    The Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) serves as a central coordination point for interoperable emergency communications efforts within Idaho.  The SWIC focuses on several key functional areas to include;  Governance, Technology Awareness and Education, Communications Training/Exercises,  and Communications related Grant Opportunities.  In Idaho, the SWIC also serves as the Emergency Support Function #2 (Emergency Communications) Coordinator.  In this role, the ESF#2 Coordinator supports the IDEOC during pending or declared local and state emergencies.  Key planning documents and platforms are listed below. 

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Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) 

      The Idaho SCIP lays out a one to three year strategic plan for the collective enhancement and improvement of both public safety and emergency communications efforts statewide.  ID 2020 SCIP_04.01.20_Final

Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP)   – pending publication

State Field Operations Guide (FOG) – pending publication

      The FOG serves as a tactical and operational listing of common use frequencies.  It serves as a supplement to the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG).

National Interoperability Field Guide (NIFOG) (v2.0,2021) 

     The NIFOG is a national level technical reference for emergency communications planning.  It is authored and maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  

Communications Assets Survey Mapping (CASM) 

      CASM is a restricted access inventory of major communications assets and public safety entities across Idaho.  It enables agencies to inventory, share, and coordinate communications resources nationwide.  The SWIC controls access to this resource in coordination with CISA.  Requests for access can be made to the SWIC (Brian Shields) at bshields@imd.idaho.gov.  In general terms, an individual or agency must have a public safety or emergency communications nexus within the State of Idaho.  

Communications Unit (COMU): ID COMU PLAN_FINAL_10FEB22  

Position Task Books: 

PTB_RADO PTB_INTD PTB_INCM
PTB_COMT PTB_COML PTB_AUXCOM

Telecommunicator Emergency Response Task Force (TERT):  ID TERT SOP_2022_V1

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