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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has targeted interoperable communications as a national priority. Fortunately, the issue has been on Indiana's agenda for several years, so the state is well positioned in terms of providing a system for statewide interoperable communications.
Indiana is using a US Department of Homeland Security/Office of Emergency Communications (DHS/OEC) sponsored tool to effectively analyze public safety communications equipment data, identify interoperability gaps in communications plans and collaborate on solutions for improvement. The Communication Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM) tool is a standardized collection method for emergency response agencies to store and visually display data about their public safety communications assets and how those assets are used. CASM provides:
For more about the CASM tool or to request access, contact Sally Fay.
These webinars provide a CASM overview along with basic instructions on how to access CAM (mapping tool) to review local communications data.
Has your agency recently purchased equipment or updated communications information which does not appear in CAM? Use one of the forms below to submit this information to IPSC: