FPS

This area can be used to talk about San Diego federal radio scanning. This includes Border Patrol, Homeland Security, DEA, FBI and other 3 letter agencies.
jjwool
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FPS

Postby jjwool » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:07 pm

I happened to be scanning FPS the other day and thought I heard unit 947 calling Denver. Did I miss something or are they remotely dispatched? :?:

Brian
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Re: FPS

Postby Brian » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:53 pm

Federal Protective Service
MegaCenters
In 2000, FPS transitioned all alarm monitoring and dispatching capabilities from several regional control centers to four MegaCenters. Currently, each MegaCenter monitors multiple types of alarm systems, closed circuit television, and wireless dispatch communications within federal facilities throughout the entire nation. The centers—located in Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Maryland—are equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems and in operation 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

The centers are fully redundant—if there is a partial or catastrophic failure at one center, all operations can be remotely switched and monitored at a “peer” location without disruption to field service.
http://www.ice.gov/partners/fps/megacenters.htm

jjwool
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Re: FPS

Postby jjwool » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:58 am

Tks for the reply Brian. Also for the link. it had some interesting information. At least I know I'm not hearing things!


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