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Regional Emergency Services & Communications

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​​April 2020 - Performance Report (ADA).pdf

Program Updates

Closest Unit Response 

Phase one of Closest Unit Response successfully rolled out on Monday, March 2, 2020 in the Cities of Sunrise and Lauderhill. That will be followed by launches in North Lauderdale, Oakland Park and Tamarac on March 16th, and Fort Lauderdale on March 30th.  In all, 87 front-line fire rescue vehicles have been equipped with new computers to support Closest Unit Response, a primary component of the new Regional 911 system, overwhelmingly approved by voters.

If an equipped, capable, and available Fire Rescue unit is within two minutes of a life-threatening emergency, Broward County’s new Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) uses GPS to locate and automatically dispatch that unit to that emergency, no matter the jurisdiction. More…

Hollywood East Radio Tower Update

City of Hollywood officials have been informed that Broward County plans to proceed with a 15-tower site Regional System. The remaining tower of the Regional System (West Hollywood) is currently under construction, and all constructed sites are concurrently being reviewed and finished. System migration and cutover plans are in development, and stakeholder meetings are being planned to keep everyone informed of the path forward. 

For the yet to be determined East Hollywood site, the city of Hollywood is in the process of talking with our vendor, Motorola, to determine the cost and scope of building a tower that would be owned, operated and maintained by Hollywood, at a location of their choosing. Hollywood’s system won’t include County-installed equipment but must meet the County’s system specifications to operate effectively and efficiently as a stand-alone site with interoperability into the Regional network.

Project Updates

Procurement for Public Radio System Moves Forward

The County's efforts to improve the aging Public Safety Radio System continue. At the March 8th Commission meeting, the County Commission unanimously approved authorizing staff to begin negotiations with Motorola to install a single site 700 MHz Overlay System (Broward County Project 25 - 700MHz Interoperable Overlay System). More...

A major step toward improving Broward County's Public Safety Radio System has been taken by the County Commission. On February 9th, the Board voted unanimously to begin the process to pre-qualify vendors interested in submitting proposals on a project to replace the public safety radio system (Project 25 Public Safety Radio system). More...

On January 19, 2016, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued the following response documents as follow up to a series of meetings with Fire and Police Chiefs’ Associations on a project to replace the Public Safety Radio System. The proposed new system will fully replace the legacy system with a modern digital radio system with redundancy and back-up capabilities. More...​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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