|Annex B: Communications|
ANNEX B: COMMUNICATIONS
The purpose of Annex B is to provide information about communications services, procedures,
Equipment, and services available during emergency operations to support the LSCS EMP. Annex B is a combination of LSCS communications systems, the LSCS Police Communication Center, and external 9-1-1 systems. The Chief Emergency Management Officer (CEMO) working with the Chief of Police will be responsible for the Annex B development and maintenance ensuring it is reviewed annually and updated as needed. All departments included in this Annex will develop and maintain separate standard operations procedures (SOPs).
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
The existing LSCS communications network consists of telephone (land line and voice over Internet protocol [VoIP]), pager, cellular, TLETS, TDD, facsimile and radio (portable, base & mobile), Communication on Wheels (COW). Additional computer based communications tools include webpage, electronic mail, voice mail, use of video displays, marquees, paging systems, and network attached computers to perform the initial and basic communications effort for emergency operations. Also available are non-computer based communication vehicles such as bull horns, pen and paper, and walking around for distribution of information. In addition to the communication tools defined above and during emergency operations, all LSCS departments will maintain their existing equipment and procedures for communications with their operational teams.