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.
- 785,159 “push to talks” (a 7% increase over June)
- 1,159 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds of voice transmissions (a 7% increase)
- 809,042 “push to talks” (a 3% increase over July)
- 1,193 hours, 59 minutes and 31 seconds of voice transmissions (a 3% increase)
- 760,920 “push to talks” (a 6% decrease from August)
- 1,124 hours, 42 minutes and 32 seconds of voice transmissions (a 6% decrease)