Federal Engineering Selected for 9-1-1 Consulting Projects in Nevada, Canada
Monday, July 12, 2021 | Comments

A pair of governments selected Federal Engineering (FE) for 9-1-1-related projects.

Washoe County, Nevada, awarded FE a contract to develop a 9-1-1 emergency response five-year master plan.

“Federal Engineering will assist us in developing a 9-1-1 emergency response five‐year master plan in compliance with Nevada Revised Statutes NRS 244A.7643,” said Washoe County IT Manager Quinn Korbulic. “This plan will serve as a guidebook for the county’s 9-1-1 Emergency Response Advisory Committee members and the public regarding the utilization of public funds (the 911 surcharge) to enhance 9-1-1 emergency response services. During their review and update of the five-year master plan, FE will provide PSAP operational analysis and technology assessments, legislative analysis and related background. In addition, FE will document past actions and accomplishments of the 9-1-1 Emergency Response Advisory Committee and the Nevada legislature.”

To prepare this plan, Federal Engineering will review the county’s existing 9-1-1 plan, assess public-safety answering points (PSAPs) and identify backup PSAPs, assess existing CAD/records management (RMS) technology and cost impacts of upgrades, provide review of legislation and use of 9-1-1 surcharge funds, provide funding analysis and recommendations, and generate an updated 9-1-1 plan for Washoe County.

Meanwhile, the regional municipality of Niagara, Canada, chose Federal Engineering to provide consulting services for public-safety next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) communications.

The Niagara Region Public Safety Communications Steering Committee consists of representatives from the Niagara Regional Police Service, St. Catharines Fire Service, Niagara Falls Fire Department, Niagara Parks Police Service, Niagara Region Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and the Niagara Region. The committee’s intent is to realize a robust, integrated and coordinated Canadian NG 9-1-1 platform and solution where the Niagara Regional Police Service acts as the lead and overall systems integrator.

“We are relying upon FE’s comprehensive experience with Canadian NG 9-1-1 and Canadian E9-1-1 telephone systems,” EMS Chief and Project Manager Kevin Smith. “The firm’s detailed understanding of our goals, objectives, challenges, risks, and deliverables was clearly annunciated in their proposal.”

Federal Engineering will provide recommendations for key integration solutions with each of the other PSAPs to migrate from the current E9-1-1 call delivery systems to standards-based NG9-1-1 call delivery systems. Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) and core services, along with logging and recording and GIS will also be included in the project.

“FE’s Canadian consulting practice continues to grow with yet another successful contract award this year,” said FE President and CEO Ronald Bosco. “We are excited to work with the Niagara Region and provide assistance as the region moves toward an NG 9-1-1 solution. FE will apply its proven methodologies and lessons learned derived from our experiences, as the leading NG 9-1-1 consulting firm, to deliver a successful project.”

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