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5th Annual California Mobile Command Center Rally a Success in Sacramento

Written by Subject: Police State

The Fifth Annual California Mobile Command Center Rally took place on May 8th in Sacramento.  With 30 state-of-the-art mobile command and communication centers of all shapes and sizes, from law enforcement, fire, EMS, military, utility companies and other support agencies, this year’s open-vehicle display focused on interoperability, networking, and the interactive capabilities of diverse disciplines in major incident command and coordination.

Held at the Sacramento Regional Fire Training Academy, which generously donated parking and classroom space, the event brought the largest response yet of local, state and federal vehicles, displaying their mobile communications centers, sharing innovations they have developed, and learning from each other’s technological and operational capabilities how they can work together during large scale vents.
 

Nearly a year’s worth of planning from a team made up of members of the California Fire Chief’s Association, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Sacramento Regional Fire Training Academy resulted in a combination of vehicle demonstrations, a full schedule of classes on interoperability, mobile networking, radio cache management, information sharing, and joint operations.  In partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Nick Brown, Statewide Interoperability Coordinator for the state of Georgia, attended and served as Safety Officer while evaluating the California Rally in preparation for holding GEMA's own Mobile Communications Vehicle Rally later the same month.

 
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