Radios and Dispatch Consoles

  • Radios and Dispatch Consoles Approved for use on the MPSCS PDF icon

    After evaluation by the Michigan Public Safety Communications staff for compliance with the established MPSCS technical and operational standards, the radios and dispatch consoles listed below have met those requirements and are eligible for use on the MPSCS by MPSCS members.

800 MHz Fire Paging

  • 800 MHz Fire Paging Solution

    In March 2016, Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System began offering its 800 MHz fire paging solution. The service is catching on, as many local fire departments are finding it to be a cost-effective way to improve operational efficiency.

    The need for this standardized system was brought about in part by the Federal Communications Commission’s narrow band mandate that went into effect five years ago. Considerable coverage was lost in the change to analog narrow band, often requiring dispatch centers to invest precious financial resources in standalone, analog simulcast systems to be used for local paging.