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Federal Engineering Wins PSAP Consolidation Project from Yuba City

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Federal Engineering Wins PSAP Consolidation Project from Yuba City

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, May 20, 2024 – Yuba City, California has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to conduct a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) consolidation study. This study will include the evaluation of three Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs). The multi-jurisdictional PSAP study will involve Yuba City Police, Sutter County Sheriff, Marysville Police, and Yuba County Sheriff dispatch. Currently, these agencies are using separate dispatch services. FE will assess the needs of these agencies and provide consolidation recommendation models and governance options.

“FE and the City will work collaboratively to formulate a model for a consolidated PSAP to serve the participating jurisdictions’ collective needs. The project is being driven by the three participating dispatch centers having a common mutual understanding of individual operations, capabilities, and constraints. Once the project commences, the City’s project manager and FE’s project manager will coordinate a project initiation meeting that will clearly establish an understanding of the City’s expectations.” announced Brian Baker, Chief of Police.

Chief Baker went on to say: “Yuba City, along with the participating jurisdictions and stakeholders, will work side-by-side with FE to identify all existing interfaces and their integration to accurately document those systems and business workflows. FE’s technical experts will assess the current tools used to support the dispatch of law enforcement, fire, and EMS units. They will identify existing functional issues of concern and solicit input about desired functionality.”

Mr. Jeffrey Paré, Director of Business Development for Federal Engineering provided more information: “The scope of this project consists of an assessment of each dispatch center including staffing, technology, and call flow to define the current state. We will then explore multiple models, including a fully consolidated regional ECC, a centralization of call taking across all services, a shared service model where technology is shared virtually across ECCs with some or all operations remaining independent, and some combinations of these alternatives.”

“The FE team’s strength is the result of firsthand experience working in the field. We understand that operational needs drive ECC centralization approaches because we have seen these similar situations numerous times with other towns, cities, and municipalities. FE will commit the staff and resources needed to meet the City’s scope and schedule fully, on time, within budget, and in a high-quality manner,” concluded Mr. Paré.

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG9-1-1, PSAPs, ECCs, EOCs, and RTCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in public safety and public service communications involving 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 services such as FirstNet® and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects in all 50 states for numerous state, local, and federal government clients as well as Canadian 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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