The Franklin County Emergency Communications System Oversight Committee oversees construction and maintenance of a regional interoperable communications system linking police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch communications throughout and beyond the Franklin County region. Committee membership consists of a representative from the Franklin County Police Chiefs Association, the Franklin County Fire Chiefs Association, the Franklin County Emergency Medical Services Committee, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Executive Committee, Tri-State Fire Mutual Aid, Shelburne Dispatch Control, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The Committee meets monthly.
In 2021, Franklin County Emergency Services began migrating from FCECS to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Interoperable Radio System (CoMIRS). CoMIRS is now the primary emergency communication system used by Franklin Counties fire, police, emergency medical services, and their dispatchers. CoMIRS project information can be found here.
Radio System Trouble
If you experience an issue while using the radio system in Franklin County, please use this Radio System Trouble Ticket to let us know. The radio system manager will contact you within 48 hours to confirm that he is working on the issue you reported.
Fiscal Year 2023 FCECS assessments are posted and cost per user has come down slightly since last year. There’s a considerable effort taking place between the FRCOG and EOTSS as we move forward together to complete the county’s CoMIRS migration. Until that transition is fully complete, we will continue to maintain FCECS (at some level) until a paging solution has been implemented. We are cost conscious and have, and will continue, to properly decommission equipment and tower sites that are no longer needed for emergency communications in Franklin County. Our county’s migration efforts have made substantial progress over the past year and the FRCOG will continue to advocate for our region’s needs and support our emergency services through coordinated regional planning and as the county’s CoMIRS liaison with the Commonwealth.
Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes
- FCECS Meeting Packet for July 19, 2022
- FCECS Agenda for June 16, 2022
- FCECS Minutes from May 2022
- FCECS Minutes for April 2022
- FCECS Minutes from March 2022
- FCECS Minutes from February 2022
- FCECS Minutes from January 2022
- FCECS Minutes from December 2021
- FCECS Minutes from November 2021