IPICS Dispatcher & Administration Training:  22 February 2012

IPICS End-User Training

1.  Allegany County:  08 May 2012

2.  Washington County:  23 May 2012

3.  Garrett County:  06 June 2012

Full-Scale Interoperability Exercise:  18 July 2012

The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the Western Region-WAGIN Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP).  The exercise scenario, based on a wildfire in Greenridge State Park, required the establishment of an incident scene and positioning responders in the field to perform those actions normally associated with an initial response to a wildfire incident, including command and control; tactical interoperable communications; and, resource allocation and tracking.

Participating agencies included:

  • Governor's Office of Homeland Security
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Forest Service
  • Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Washington County Division of Emergency Services
  • Hancock Volunteer Fire Department
  • Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Department
  • Allegany County Department of Emergency Services
  • Allegany County 9-1-1 Joint Communications Division
  • Orleans Volunteer Fire Company
  • Flintstone Volunteer Fire Company
  • Allegany County Special Operations
  • Allegany County EMS
  • Garrett County Department of Public Safety & Emergency Management
  • Garrett County 9-1-1 Communications Center
  • Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department
  • Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department