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County – Communications Training

Beginning in September 2017, the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) have offered multiple technical assistance courses to enhance the capabilities of emergency responders and government officials to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. These…

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State – HIWIN

The Hawaii Wireless Interoperability Network (HIWIN) is a statewide Land Mobile Radio network which supports the State government first responders and state agencies. It consists of a vast system of sites connected by the State’s Anuenue microwave network and is built to public safety standards including survivability of hurricanes up to a CAT 4 designation.…

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Federal – FirstNet

In August 2017, Hawaii became the 16th state or territory to “opt-in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.  FirstNet, or First Responder Network Authority, is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce authorized by Congress in 2012 to develop, build and operate the…

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