The state’s Interoperability Council (IC) is established under Wis. Stat. § 15.315 and 323.29 to develop strategies and recommend standards and guidelines for achieving statewide communications interoperability for Wisconsin’s public safety community. The IC Charter outlines the authority, purpose, and responsibilities of the IC. Members are appointed by the Governor and represent key state and local stakeholders.
As the main statewide planning and governance body for communications interoperability in Wisconsin, the IC has created several subcommittees to address particular communications issues. There are four subcommittees: 9-1-1, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Public Safety Broadband (PSB), and Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications (WISCOM). On March 23, 2023, the IC adopted updated bylaws which govern each of the four subcommittees and provide more information about the responsibilities of each. The bylaws also require that a public notice be given when the IC intends to fill a vacancy on the LMR, WISCOM, or PSB Subcommittees.
November 30, 2023, the IC voted to fill the following vacancies:
- Representative from the Southwest, Wisconsin Emergency Management, region
- Representative from a Local Fire Service (volunteer or full-time)
To apply for a vacant position listed above, please submit an application using the following form: Subcommittee Membership Application
All applications must be submitted using the form above or emailed to email@example.com by Thursday, January 17th, 2024, which signifies the end of this 30-day application period.