In the third quarter of 2010 (July through September):

  • There were 2.35 million Push to Talks (PTTs) over all talkgroups on the system.
  • There were nearly 3,500 hours of voice calls.
  • The BRICS staff moved to temporary quarters in the Court Street Jail while the HVAC is replaced at the building on Princeton Road.
  • The system was used for coordination during Fairfield’s mass casualty exercise.
  • The nine dispatch centers were updated to accommodate the new All-County Broadcast feature.
  • BRICS staff certified radios from a fourth vendor for use on the 800MHz voice system.
  • A number of agencies from neighboring counties added BRICS interoperability talkgroups to their radios to better facilitate joint responses with our agencies.
  • Medical helicopters in our region completed rebanding, allowing our users to begin using the rebanded mutual aid channels for landing zone coordination.
  • There were 2,797 radio devices registered to the system by the end of June.

July 2010

  • 785,159 “push to talks” (a 7% increase over June)
  • 1,159 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds of voice transmissions (a 7% increase)

August 2010

  • 809,042 “push to talks” (a 3% increase over July)
  • 1,193 hours, 59 minutes and 31 seconds of voice transmissions (a 3% increase)

September 2010

  • 760,920 “push to talks” (a 6% decrease from August)
  • 1,124 hours, 42 minutes and 32 seconds of voice transmissions (a 6% decrease)