Command Bus

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Command Bus

















The Augusta County Emergency Communications Center Command Bus was acquired in 2006 through grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security and is a state-of-the-art mobile communications command center. The Command Bus has been set up with stationary and portable radio equipment as well as a RIOS system used to patch together multiple radio frequencies. The RIOS system is extremely useful during large scale events when multiple units from different agencies and jurisdictions need to communicate with one another. The Command Bus has also been set up with a wide array of technology including a computerized smart board, satellite telephones, wireless telephones, wireless internet, satellite television, printer, and a laptop computer with a back-up CAD (computer aided dispatch) system. The Command Bus is equipped with several amenities to provide comfort and shelter for telecommunicators as well as fire, rescue, and law enforcement officials during incidents.. The Command Bus can be deployed during large scale and/or long term emergencies and disasters to provide an on-site command post and communications center. It may also be utilized as a back-up radio communications center for the Augusta County Emergency Communications Center