The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) is a two-way radio network for first responders in municipal, provincial and First Nations agencies across the province. AFRRCS became operational in July, 2016. The system was designed to allow agencies to share talk groups allowing inter-agency communications in a fashion previously unheard of.
AFRRCS is Alberta’s first responder land mobile radio solution.
To provide quality, cost effective, secure, reliable, accessible land mobile radio communications supporting all Alberta first responders. AFFRCS Operations, Maintenance and Sustainability (OMS) is responsible for the maintenance of the system and network to allow communications encompassing 335 sites and over 33,000 devices. The system is monitored 24/7, 365 days a year by the System Control Center (SCC).
Public safety agencies using AFRRCS
Public safety agencies using AFRRCS include:
- first responders, such as police, fire and ambulance services
- secondary responders, such as public works and public transit
Agencies using AFRRCS are able to:
- fully coordinate joint responses to emergency scenes
- improve and integrate radio communication among first responders from different agencies
- reduce the cost of radio system infrastructure
- use robust, resilient public safety grade radio technology in day-to-day operations
First responder agencies are eligible to use the system on a no-cost basis. Approved secondary responders are able to use the system with a yearly fee.
For further information on AFRRCS and how your agency can join, contact the AFRRCS Business Relationship Coordinators.