On August 18, during the SIEC, The Department of Natural Resources presented their new process and flyer with information about how public safety organizations can share their FCC licensed radio frequencies. Frequency sharing is critical for incident response. Please help us improve communication interoperability by spreading the word to public safety agencies so they have the opportunity to partner with DNR.
Our emergency responders cannot always talk to each other during crisis situations. The State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) was formed by legislative mandate in 2003 and works to ensure:
All emergency responders, across all levels of government and across all jurisdictions can talk to each other and share data:
(1) on demand,
(2) in real-time,
(3) as needed, and
(4) as authorized.
In addition to major disasters, there are a number of emergencies that can happen in any community on any day requiring seamless radio connections and data sharing including school shootings, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, fires and crimes.
The SIEC aids all levels of government to achieve interoperability by functioning as a subcommittee of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
SIEC Members represent a number of agencies divided nearly evenly between state and local jurisdictions.
We encourage you to attend SIEC Meetings
- March 29th, 2016
- May 17th, 2016
- July 19th, 2016
- September 20th, 2016
- November 15th, 2016
SIEC Authorizing Documents
Lexicon and FAQ
- Lexicon of terms, projects and other vocabulary used by the SIEC - December 29, 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions asked of the SIEC - December 26, 2014
Plans and Policies
- Interoperable Communications Policies, Procedures and Best Practices - February 11, 2011
- Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) - Approved June 18, 2015
- SWIC (Statewide Interoperability Coordinator) Reference Guide - October 2014 Draft
- Technical Implementation Plan - November 11, 2005
- News Release accompanying Announcement of the Technical Implementation Plan - 2005
- COMT Class Description 2015
- Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan Snapshot, approved by SIEC, April 16, 2015
- Systems List Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP), April 2015
- Status Report, Dispatch Consolidation Study by WSP and WSDOT, December 12, 2014
- Communications Interoperability at the SR530 Landslide Report, DRAFT Version 7, August 18, 2014
- Communications Unit Personnel Resources (COMT & COML List, 2014)
- OEC State Coverage Worksheets by County (Office of Emergency Communications Dec 2013)