Mobile Command Unit Supports RIC Sandy Response Efforts
Richmond, VA – The City of Richmond will utilize a Mobile Command Unit (MCU) to support storm response efforts. The MCU will augment the work of the Richmond Fire Department, Richmond Police Department, Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond Public Schools, and all departments of the City Administration.
The MCU acts as an on-scene incident command unit that can facilitate the coordination of any
event. The 40 foot long freightliner was purchased through a Homeland Security grant that the City obtained.
The unit features two high-definition cameras attached to a mast that can extend to a height of 60 feet, with each camera having 360 degree rotation capabilities.
The MCU has staffing space for 6 positions and meeting space for up to 15 people. The state of the art unit consist of multiple 4G cards and a voice-over IP communications network with encrypted dual band Motorola APX radios to include a dispatch console.
WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Emergency Management Officials
WHAT: Mobile Command Unit Demonstration
WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3:00 pm
WHERE: City Emergency Operations Center, 2400 Hermitage Road