The communications program is responsible for maintaining, researching, and updating of equipment, and administration of communications for the DeKalb Fire Department.  These communications includes all radio equipment, cell phones, Lifenet devices, and mobile computers.  Currently we have 108 radios in our inventory, 58 personal pagers, 12 mobile computers, 18 cell phones, and 6 Lifenet devices.  The program coordinator also acts as the Government Emergency Telephone Service (GETS) program administrator.  GETS is a program that provides calling cards to key officials in the event of a major incident.  These cards will allow the key official to make phone calls when the telephone system is under heavy load.

Vehicle communication equipment

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    Eric Hicks
    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115