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News

Surplus StarCom21 Mobile Radio Distribution - Applications Closed

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is announcing a distribution of surplus StarCom21 mobile radios.  As you may know, last year IEMA reduced the number of authorized radios paid for with grants from 3,788 to 2,500.  Agencies whose StarCom12 user fee were no longer paid for were notified and offered the choice to return the radio or keep it and pay the fee themselves.  Some agencies retained their radios and a few hundred radios were returned.  Some were reallocated to special teams and statewide caches.  However, 200+ radios are now available for distribution back to public safety.  This distribution program is authorized and conducted by IEMA; however, ILEAS is overseeing the logistics and managing the distribution. The deadline is close of business on October 31, 2017. 

For more detailed information, please click here for the formal announcement from IEMA.   

If you qualify and want to apply, please complete this fillable PDF application and send it electronically to ljbell@ileas.org.

ILEAS and IL. Department of Public Health to Partner on Opioid Grant

ILEAS and the IL Department of Public Health are partnering on a grant entitled, "Empowering and Equipping Law Enforcement and Communities in Rural Illinois to Reduce Opioid Overdose."  The goal of the grant is to equip every squad car in 18 specific rural counties in Downstate Illinois with naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The grant will also provide for training, follow up care, referrals and care coordination in the targeted counties.  Other agencies involved are the IL Department of Human Services Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Heartland Human Services, Bethany Place and the Illinois Broadcasters' Association.  For more information, see this IDPH media release and http://dph.illinois.gov/naloxone The targeted counties are:

33rd Annual Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Association Conference

The 33rd Annual Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Association (IPSTA) Conference will be held on November 5th through the 8th at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.  This is a joint venture between Illinois APCO and Illinois NENA.  It will be an excellent training and networking opportunity for professionals in the industry.  For a more detailed description, please click here for the IPSTA Conference Announcement. 

Interoperable Communications - Upcoming CASM Database Review

As an ILEAS member, you have witnessed and understand the benefits of synchronized operations and communications in times of emergency.  Whether the response is the result of a natural disaster or a man-made disturbance, responding public safety agencies are better prepared to answer appropriately when pertinent information is readily available, and the basic requirements to develop a coordinated plan are in place. To that end, many public safety agencies in Illinois have invested in populating the Communications Assets Survey and Mapping (CASM) database to share relevant communications and point-of-contact information within the public safety community. The information is then available when needed by Communications Coordinators, planners, and agency command personnel to better prepare for response scenarios, and the future of public safety communications within the state.

 Over recent months, a review of CASM records has been undertaken.  In the review process, some records may have been edited to meet CASM standards, clarify a point of contact information, or otherwise address a relatively minor issue.  However, it is evident that a statewide, source-based review of all CASM data is needed to ensure validity.  Clearly, the best authority for a validation is the source agency.

ILEAS Mobile Field Forces and Regional Communication Assets Host Training Exercise in Carterville, Illinois during the Solar Eclipse

On August 20 & 21, 2017, ILEAS conducted an exercise at John A Logan College in Carterville Ill. that coincided with the recent solar eclipse. 56 officers from across the state to include Regions 2, 3 North, 3 Central, 6, 7, 8 and 9/11 participated in a response to simulated complex coordinated multi-venue bioterrorism acts in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Seven blended squads were developed from the teams allowing officers to work with members from other than their own region. The exercise included practical work in the following areas:

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