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JUL 2018

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hen the seaside city of Carlsbad, CA, needed to replace its old RV-style com- mand center vehicle, it turned to LDV (www. ldvusa.com) to take its critical incident com- munications to the next level. e city now has a larger, technologically advanced mo- bile command center customized to meet the needs of both the Carlsbad Police Depart- ment and the Carlsbad Fire Department. Carlsbad's new mobile command center vehicle is built on a Freightliner M2 conven- tional cab chassis that measures 40 feet long bumper to bumper. is provides room for multiple stations that can be used simul- taneously to share information using state-of-the-art equipment. To start with, the LDV vehicle provides cellular and satellite PHOTOS: LDV C A RL SBA D, C A'S NE W L DV MOBIL E C OMM A ND C E N T E R GI V E S I T S POL IC E A ND F IRE DE PA R T ME N T S A DVA NC E D C OMMUNIC AT IONS C A PA BIL I T IE S W HE RE V E R NE E DE D DURING C RI T IC A L INC IDE N T S. Melanie Basich Critical Communications on Wheels connectivity for video, data, and voice com- munications. It also has the ability to share video feeds from body cameras and from cameras mounted on the vehicle's mast to both the Carlsbad Police Department and Fire Department headquarters. To ensure ev- eryone involved in an incident can commu- nicate regardless of the situation, the vehicle features a JPS ACU 5000 interoperability gateway to patch radios between the depart- ments; it can also patch radios from federal agencies, aviation, and HF. With the enhanced communications abilities provided by its new vehicle, Carlsbad public safety is better prepared to coordi- nate and respond to incidents big and small. W An exterior workstation helps to keep non-essential personnel outside of the vehicle during operations, while still providing them with information. It also allows for outside briefings, while utilizing all of the technology on the truck. The station includes two radios, full audio-visual equipment, and a phone, and provides control of exterior lighting and aw- nings as well as a message board. ➔ 12 S P E C I A L R E P O R T • M I S S I O N C R I T I C A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S

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