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Quick Guide: Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System (AFRRCS)


AFRRCS is a new P25 two-way radio network for first responders that launched in Alberta on July 1, 2016. This system was funded by the Alberta government to improve the coordination of first responders for the overall safety of Albertans.

The system is replacing the RCMP Province of Alberta Communication System (PACS)  as well as the Alberta Government's Multi Departmental Mobile Radio System (MDMRS). 

AFRRCS was built to APCO P25 standards, a suite of standards for digital radio communications for use by federal, state/province and local Public safety organizations in North America to enable them to communicate with other agencies and mutual aid response teams in emergencies.

The AFRRCS system is designed to:

  • Allow  first responders to fully co-ordinate joint responses to emergency scenes
  • Improve and integrate radio communication among first responders from different agencies
  • Reduce the cost of radio system infrastructure

While joining AFRRCS is not mandatory for first responders the benefits of accessing a secure system with this level of interoperabilty is hard to ignore. In adddition,  the AFFRCS system supports multiple manufacturers  including RELM, Motorola, Tait, and Harris.

Contact us to learn more about AFRRCS, we are confident we can find you a solution that you can easily migrate to. 

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