Create a Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan

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Owning/Managing Organization: TACN FirstNet

Program Description: TACN FirstNet encourages public safety agencies to develop an area-specific Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) following the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Emergency Communications standards. A TICP will help your agency develop a scope of advanced communication technologies available to your area and ensure all personnel respond to emergencies following a set of standards.

Objectives of Program: First responders will have access to FirstNet's fast, reliable broadband network that allows for instant communication with public safety workers across the US. Currently, only 60 percent of Tennessee's 50,000 emergency responders actively use TACN's interoperable land mobile radio system. TACN FirstNet wants every public safety professional in Tennessee to not only adopt existing technologies but prepare for the future of advanced communications.

How to Participate: 
Hold working sessions at your agency to develop a working document. You can view TICP templates at
Draft a plan over the course of 1 to 3 months.
Consultation fees vary by providers. Request assistance from your agency or surrounding agencies to complete the plan.
Work collaboratively as an agency to draft the plan.