"Resource requests originate at the local level and proceed up to the Operational Area and Regional level based on the inability to fill the request. At the State Operations Center (SOC) level coordination regarding scarce resources takes place as well as federal agency assistance to fill resource requests that could not be filled at
COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
To ensure effective communication, OES prepares on a daily basis to make full use of primary and redundant systems of communication in the following order:
- Commercial telephone and data circuits
- OASIS, augmented with satellite-based data, telephone and HF radio
- Satellite Telephones (AMS)
- State Mutual Aid Radio Networks:
- California Warning Alert System (CALWAS)
- National Warning Alert System (NAWAS)
- California Emergency Services Radio System (CESRS)
- California Law Enforcement Radio System (CLERS)
- California Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System (CLEMARS)
- OES Fire Net
- Auxiliary Communications System (ACS)
RIMS/Geographic Information System (GIS): The expanded development and use of GIS technology is being considered at the present time. Currently, all regions have limited resources to meet the needs for GIS products.
Efforts will be made to pre-identify needed products to allow for pre-production. In cases of competing demands for regional staff time and resources. OES headquarters GIS section will work with the SOC to prioritize product development and, if necessary, efforts will also be made to augment existing GIS staff and resources with those of other state agencies.
All drill communications will occur on December x, 1999 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. Because this is a communications drill, all agencies you would need to establish contact with during an EOC/REOC/SOC activation should be tested. Participants are asked to test their systems, complete the enclosed survey and either fax it to xxxxxx or mail it to the address below: xxxxxxxxx
Please provide a brief summary of your test methods and test results. Questions on the drill should be directed to xxxxxxx SOC-Operations at xxxxxxx."
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