Hurricane Communications Planning Process- State Level Summary:
Sometimes interoperable communications does not consist of trying to use technology to ‘patch’ disparate systems together, but rather trying to ensure point-to-point information flow while maintaining ‘within group/function’ communications ability and integrity.
On large-scale operations expect communications to be more compartmentalized and point-to-point oriented.
NIFOG National Interoperability Field Operations Guide U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications Version 1.3 May 2009
REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR NATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY
COMMON COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES
COMMONLY USED FREQUENCIES
Identifies available radio frequencies for federal and non-federal responders to use for mutual aid on:
including use in specific functions such as aviation, marine and SAR.
Most agencies will use the NIFOG to help identify radio frequencies that they will use to talk to one another.
It is important to get these frequencies programmed into your radio BEFORE a disaster.