Welcome to the
Newburyport Office of Emergency Management Radio Room
Newburyport's Office of
Emergency Management building has a Communications
Center/Radio Room equipped with radio's
capable of communicating with any public safety
organization within Essex County, Massachusetts.
Communications systems include:
and 800Mhz band radios (base/mobile and portables)
Amateur band radio’s (2 & 10 Meter)
Net to MEMA Regions and State EOC
Marine & 27Mhz Citizen
40’ AME tower adjacent
to our building for antenna height
within the radio room communications center is:
telephone and dedicated fax lines
commercial “broadband” internet
-National Weather Service
Incident communication secure chat board
Note: The City of
Newburyport’s (CODE RED) call system is handled directly by the
Newburyport Police Department.
Newburyport’s OEM are on the States HHAN (Health and
Homeland Alert Network) system for
Emergency notification when our EOC activates due to
natural or man made disasters.
Newburyport's OEM uses Motorola base radios for direct
communication with MEMA Framingham (Command and Control)
and Region 1 control office via the states VHF
(repeater) radio network.
Our primary radio is
the Motorola CDM1250 (SEABROOK EVENTS) and Motorola MCS2000
(Region 1 & MEMA State Wide Events)
With Station Seabrook (800Mhz system), Newburyport can
communicate with all other Emergency Operations Centers
in the Essex EPZ (Amesbury,
west Newbury, Newbury, Salisbury and Merrimack)
as will as MEMA Framingham ('Bunker"), Region1 and State Police.
We have the ability to program
UHF, VHF and 800Mhz radio's on the fly in the event of a
mutual aid relocation in an effort to communicate with
authorities state wide.
Commercial radio of choice is Kenwood
models, however we do have a mix of Motorola, GE and
Uniden in our fleet.
Our Kenwoods consist of:
(UHF Police Portable)
(UHF Police Mobile)
(VHF FIRE and MEMA Portable)
(dual head VHF Mobile)
Motorola Base NEMA Radios