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Medical Communications

A good communications network is essential to quality EMS. This is especially so in the Northstate with its diverse countryside and geographic elements. The communication guides and contact list provide information in support of the Northstate's communication network.

Receiving Facility Frequency and Tone Guide

Primary and Secondary Frequency and Tone Guide for Northern California and Sacramento area hospitals. Download the Receiving Facility Frequency and Tone Guide.

CALCORD Radio Plan

The California On-Scene Emergency Coordination (CALCORD) system provides a common radio frequency to be used statewide by State and Local public safety and special emergency agencies during periods of man-made or natural disasters or other on-scene emergencies where interagency coordination is required. CALCORD facilitates communications when the Incident Command System (ICS) is used. All CALCORD users operate within the limitations of the CALCORD plan. Violations can result in loss of authorization to use CALCORD channels.

MEDCOMM Communication Guide

The MEDCOMM Communications Guide is effective March 21, 2012. It contains the updated regional/state tone plan including the Med-Net repeater frequency and tone outline, UHF Med channel names and their transmit and receive frequencies as well as the CA tone plan. Download the MEDCOMM Communication Guide.

Region III Repeater Maintenance Contacts

The Region III Communications Maintenance Contact List provides a primary and secondary contact information for each of the repeater sites in region III including phone number and email address. Download the Region III Communications Maintenance Contact List.

California Interoperability Field Operations Guide (Cal-IFOG)

The Cal-IFOG guide is a collection of radio communications technical reference material for emergency responders, which includes information from the California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee Channel Naming Report, the FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide, and the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide. Download the California Interoperability Field Operations Guide.

The National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG)

The NIFOG is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications guide version 1.5. It is a technical reference for emergency communications planning and for radio technicians responsible for radios that will be used in disaster response. The NIFOG includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, tables of frequencies and standard channel names, and other reference material, formatted as a pocket-sized guide for radio technicians to carry with them. Download the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide