Statewide Interoperable and Emergency Communications Board Holds Meeting on March 27, 2012

ALBANY, NY (03/22/2012)(readMedia)-- The Statewide Interoperable and Emergency Communications (SIEC) Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Albany, New York.

Pursuant to Section Article 26 of the Executive Law and Article 6A of the County Law, this Board was established to review policies and programs intended to improve interoperable and emergency communications for first responders throughout the State and make recommendations to the Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

The Board will consider guidelines for statewide interoperable communications planning and the development of regionally-based public safety radio communications systems consistent with federal mandates, industry best practices and parameters for the use of resources for this purpose. In addition, the Board is authorized to promulgate and revise standards for the operation of public safety answering points within New York State.

In accordance with Executive Order #3, the SIEC Board Meeting will be open to the public. A video of the meeting will be available for viewing two (2) business days following the meeting and can be viewed on the Internet at The webcast will be available on the website for thirty (30) days following the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A, 1st Floor Meeting Room, Albany, NY 12242

For additional information please contact the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications by email at or by phone at (518) 322-4911.