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State Communications Resources

Below are descriptions of the state communications resources available for response during state and local public safety events. 

Mobile Communications and Command Units

The state of Oklahoma has three Mobile Communications and Command Units, referred to as Command-1, Command-2 and Command-3.  All three Mobile Communications and Command Units are designed to handle large, multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional events.  Each unit is staffed with several team members.  Team members represent multiple agencies and possess communications, electronics and computer operations experience and have been trained to use the sophisticated computer and communications equipment on the units. 

Command 1

Command-1

Command-1 is a tractor-trailer unit designed to function as a command and communications unit available to respond during local or statewide disasters.  It has the capability to bridge different city, county, tribal and/or state agency radio communications systems during a public safety event anywhere in the state.  Command-1 is owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481. 

Command-2 at COMT Course 

Command-2

Command-2 is a Mobile Communications and Command Unit that is also available for statewide deployment during a public safety event.  The unit is based on a 2008 Ford F350 dual platform with a small camper-style attachment.  It provides rapidly deployable communications for on-site cross-band radio net integration for VHF/UHF/800 MHz, military and amateur radio.  It also provides on-site broadband Internet through and onboard satellite link, a satellite and cellular phone communications.  This unit can be operated on a standalone bases with its onboard generator, and due to its small platform and four-wheel drive capability it can be used almost anywhere. Command-2 is owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481. 

Command 3

Command-3

Command-3 is owned and maintained by the Department of Agriculture and is available for deployment statewide during a public safety incident. This unit is a Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD pickup truck containing a large communications camper-style shell. Command-3 is equipped with multiple VHF, UHF and 800 MHz public safety radio systems, mobile repeaters, a mobile satellite communications system and telephone systems, among other capabilities. The design of Command-3 allows it to traverse rough terrain and operate in confined areas with a minimal amount of personnel. Command-3 was recently developed using funds from the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program. 

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481

Communications Site on Wheels 

There are two communications Site on Wheels (SOW) assets in Oklahoma that are available for response during state and local public safety events. 

Echo 1

ECHO 1

"ECHO 1" stands for Emergency Communications Helping Oklahoma.  ECHO 1 is a communications Site-on-Wheels (SOW) which has the ability to interface between multiple VHF, UHF and 800 MHz radio systems.  It is owned and maintained by the city of Tulsa and was funded in part by a grant from OKOHS, Phase Four-First Responder Equipment Program. 

For additional information, see the
Echo 1 Information Sheet.

ECHO 1 Contact Information:

John Geddie, ECHO 1 Project Manager
City of Tulsa, Radio Services Electronics Maintenance Supervisor 
Office: (918)-591-4207
Cell: (918)-527-0252
Email: jgeddie@ci.tulsa.ok.us

Deployment Procedures:

  1. Call (918) 596-9225, City of Tulsa Public Safety Response Center (Dispatch).
  2. Request Dispatch contact the Radio Services Manager.
  3. Provide Contact Information.
  4. Radio Services Manager will return call to coordinate deployment.

STaR 1 Front

STaR-1

STaR-1 is a Strategic Technology Reserve (STR) communications asset which is owned and operated by the City of Oklahoma City.  This unit is a radio communications Site On Wheels, funded mostly by the PSIC Grant Program through OKOHS.  The asset includes multiple radio systems capable of operating anywhere within the state of Oklahoma, independent of, or in tandem with other radio systems. 

For additional information, see the STaR-1 Information Sheet

STaR-1 Contact Information:

Kerry Wagnon 
kerry.wagnon@okc.gov

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481.

Last Update September 2012