4 October 2014

FEMA - ALE network


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. FEMA also provides these services for territories of the United States, such as Puerto Rico. The only exception to the state's governatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency and/or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset.
While on-the-ground support of disaster recovery efforts is a major part of FEMA's charter, the agency provides state and local governments with experts in specialized fields and funding for rebuilding efforts and relief funds for infrastructure by directing individuals to access low interest loans, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration. In addition to this, FEMA provides funds for training of response personnel throughout the United States and its territories as part of the agency's preparedness effort.

FEMA Regional Operations serves as the Agency’s Office through which all policy, managerial, resource and administrative actions that affect or impact the Regions receive effective coordination between headquarters and the Regional Offices.  The Office of Regional Operations also ensures that FEMA policies, programs, administrative and management guidance are implemented in the Regions in a manner consistent with the Agency’s overall goals.

FEMA on HF
 
FNARS (FEMA National Radio System) is a FEMA high frequency (HF) single sideband radio network to provide a minimum essential emergency communications capability among Federal, State, local commonwealth, and territorial governments in times of national, natural and civil emergencies. Federal call signs for state emergency operations centers and FEMA facilities nationwide.
The mode of operations is secure and non-secure voice and data, and each of the FNARS stations in the 10 Federal Regions and each State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is equipped with a telephone patch. Each station is equipped with a telephone to operate in the Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) mode in accordance with Federal Standard 1045, as well as the conventional mode. The FNARS is the primary backup communications system for the Federal Response Plan.


Region  HQ Location  / ALE id / States Covered

Region #1  Boston, MA
FC1/FC1FEM/FM1/FM1FEM
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Region #2 New York, NY
FC2/FC2FEM/FM2/FM2FEM
CAOFEM001: Carribean Area Office in Puerto Rico
(New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands)

Region #3 Philadelphia, PA
FC3/FC3FEM/FM3/FM3FEM
(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and W. Virginia)

Region #4 Atlanta, GA
FC4/FC4FEM/FM4/FM4FEM
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina and Tennessee)

Region #5 Chicago, IL
FC5/FC5FEM/FM5/FM5FEM
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin)

Region #6 Denton, TX
FC6/FC6FEM/FM6/FM6FEM
(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)

Region #7 Kansas City, MO
FC7/FC7FEM/FM7/FM7FEM
(Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

Region #8 Denver, CO
FC8/FC8FEM/FM8/FM8FEM
(Colorado, Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Region #9 San Francisco, CA
FC9/FC9FEM/FM9/FM9FEM
(Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Federated States of Micronesia)

Region #10 Bothell, WA
FC0/FC0FEM/FM0/FM0FEM
(Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)

FEMA Region1 - Maynard HQ: HF log periodic antenna


FEMA ALE frequencies reported in the last months
04603
05375
05821
07348
09462
10194
10588
12129
12216
13446
14396.5
14450
14776
14836
15708
15840
16201
18475
18483
21866 
24526 
 


Sources and References:
Informations in this document was submitted by independent radio monitors or has been obtained from public available sources and public sites on the web. Wherever data was obtained via the web or elsewhere, references and/or links to these sources have been noted. 


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