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Radio Interoperability Initiative
Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant

The State of New Hampshire had recently received $5.9 million under the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) grant program. The PSIC is part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to establish and implement a $1 billion grant program to assist public safety agencies in the acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications systems that use or enable use with the 700 MHz frequency band or interoperability improvements in any other public safety spectrum band.

The Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant (PSIC) Grant Program is a one-time formula-based, matching grant program intended to enhance interoperable communications with respect to voice, data, and/or video signals. PSIC provides public safety agencies with the opportunity to achieve meaningful and measurable improvements to the state of public safety communications interoperability through the full and efficient use of all telecommunications resources.

Each public safety agency receiving PSIC funds is required to meet and document a 20 percent statutory match requirement for each project during the period performance of the grant.

Statewide Interoperable Plan – Executive Summary Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Approved April 2008
Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Update
NH Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) for Statewide Interoperable Communications Systems: Gateway Activation Protocol Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Radio Frequency Matrix

Information on the Radio Frequency Matrices (for Lawnet, Firenet, and EMSnet) can be obtained through the following Interoperability Executive Advisory Committee members to selected user agencies only:

Name of Committee Members
to contact re. Lawnet Frequencies
E-Mail Addresses Phone Numbers
Mr. Jim Kowalik
Communications Supervisor,
NH State Police, NH Dept. of Safety
jkowalik@dos.nh.gov (603) 271-2421
Mr. Tom Andross
Director of Communications,
Grafton County Sheriff’s Office
tandross@co.grafton.nh.us (603) 787-2111, x115
Chief Paul Leary
Communications,
Division of Forests & Lands, NH DRED
pleary@dred.state.nh.us (603) 271-2214, x304
Name of Committee Members
to contact re. Fire/EMS Frequencies
E-Mail Addresses Phone Numbers
Chief Dick Wright
Capital Area Fire Compact
Capareac1@myfairpoint.net (603) 225-8988
Chief Paul Szoc
(retired: SWNH District Fire Mutual Aid System)
szoc@myfairpoint.net (603) 352-8768 or
(603) 209-2145
Chief Doug Aiken
Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid
daiken@imsasafety.org (603) 528-9111

Please Note: Frequencies not licensed to an owner may not be used without a written approval from the licensee.

Disclaimer: The radio frequency matrices are subject to change. Therefore, please contact the Interoperability Executive Advisory Committee members listed above before installing and utilizing. This list is not intended to be used without permission from the holder of the frequency.


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