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Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications

Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications
Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications

The success of public safety responders to respond and mitigate emergency situations relies heavily on the ability to communicate.  Interoperability is when emergency responders can work seamlessly with other systems or products without any special effort.

Communications interoperability means sharing information via voice and data signals on demand, in real time, when needed, and as authorized. Communications interoperability makes it possible for emergency response agencies to work effectively together when responding to catastrophic accidents or disasters.

The Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC) oversees and directs the development of programs and services related to interoperable and emergency communications across the state.

Learn more about OIEC

2024 Annual Symposium
NYS DHSES-OIEC Communications Consortium Symposium & NYS 911 Coordinators Conference
DHSES-OIEC is proud to announce its annual Communications Consortium Symposium to be held April 29 through May 2, 2024, in Lake Placid, NY.
The event is a combined effort of DHSES-OIEC and the NYS 911 Coordinators Association.

More details at the link below.
Upcoming SIEC Board Meeting
May 15, 2024
Watch the next State Interoperable and Emergency Communication (SIEC) Board meeting online.

OIEC Programs

Inside OIEC

Public Safety Broadband
The Public Safety Broadband (PSBB) program is the official liaison between the Federal FirstNet Authority and public safety in New York. The Federal FirstNet Authority establishes a nationwide interoperable broadband network for public safety's use.
RACES - Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
Contact OIEC
Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communication
1220 Washington Avenue
State Office Campus
Building 7A, Floor 1, Suite 102
Albany, NY 12242

PHONE: (518) 322-4911