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Cochise 9-1-1 Seeks Assistance from Federal Engineering for 9-1-1 Consolidation Study

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Cochise 9-1-1 Seeks Assistance from Federal Engineering for 9-1-1 Consolidation Study

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, August 15, 2022 – Cochise 9-1-1, Arizona, has retained Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to conduct a 911 Consolidation Study.

Ms. Susan Papatrefon, Cochise 911 Administrator and Project Manager, provided a vignette of the project: “We have selected Federal Engineering to evaluate four emergency communications centers (ECC) in Cochise County and explore centralization approaches. The project will include data collection, ECC visits, user interviews and operations observations. FE will document current conditions and develop models for consolidation including technology, staffing, and cost analyses.”

Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, President & CEO of Federal Engineering said: “FE understands that Cochise 911 requires a multi-jurisdictional 911 Consolidation Study that includes SEACOM and the cities of Willcox, Benson, and Bisbee dispatch centers. These agencies are currently sharing a multiagency CAD solution housed in the SEACOM center. Based upon our experience with numerous similar projects, FE will assess the needs of participating agencies and provide consolidation and centralized technology models available to enhance public safety and efficiency. We understand that operational needs drive the technology solutions because our consultants have served as:

  • Directors of ECCs, dispatch centers, and emergency operation centers (EOCs)
  • Fire service, law enforcement, and EMS personnel
  • Managers of NG911, 911, CAD, RMS, mobile, telephony, and radio systems
  • Joint Powers Board Members
  • Public safety systems engineers and technologists
  • Local and state government public safety communications officials

The “hands-on” experience of our subject matter experts allows us to develop practical and affordable solutions that garner the respect of project stakeholders.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG9-1-1, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to assess emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects in all 50 states and throughout Canada enhancing public safety systems for numerous state, regional, county, local and federal government clients.

In addition to its public sector work, Federal Engineering provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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