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  • Davis-Monthan AFB joins PCWIN

    Aug 28, 2015 | Read More News
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    PCWIN LogoOn Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s application to join the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network was approved by its Board of Directors.

    The PCWIN system enables more than 50 public safety and public service agencies from Tucson to Ajo, from Sahuarita to Mount Lemmon, and from the Rincon Valley to Avra Valley, to talk to each other by radio in real time on a single system, regardless of their jurisdictional boundaries.

    Up until now, Davis-Monthan officials have been speaking with Tucson police and fire officials via cell phone and other means, said John Voorhees, executive director.

    “This is a significant step for inoperability because the current configuration doesn’t meet our needs,” Voorhees said. “They need to be in daily communication because Tucson Police has jurisdiction on the base for civilian matters and Tucson Fire responds to calls on base as well.”

    “This allows for real time, daily communication and better incident management should a large mishap occur,” Voorhees added.

    Drexel Heights Fire District Chief Douglas Chappell is pleased with the addition.

    “This is a great opportunity,” Chappell said. “This is something we’ve been working for since the beginning of the network.”
    Davis-Monthan AFB Fire Emergency Services Fire Chief Todd Canale is looking forward to the enhanced capabilities.

    "We are very excited about this joint venture and the increased capabilities for Pima County and Davis-Monthan AFB in terms of emergency response, and further strengthening the great relationship that our responders share," Canale said.