DCV: Director's Command Vehicle

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joint operation image   front image of vehicle    vehicle cockpit

Purpose and Mission

  • Provides rapid response to establish Incident Command.
  • Traverse flooded areas, debris (after an earthquake), and conduct search and rescue missions.
  • Supports multi-hazard responses across a range of terrains and environmental conditions.

Vehicle Systems

  • 2014 Ford F-250 four-wheel-drive.
  • Two 85 watt solar panels provide alternative power supply to four Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) deep cycle batteries.
  • Scene lighting and search lights.
  • 72 inch slide-out storage system.
  • 16,500 pound winch.

Interoperable Communications

  • 8 port portable SyTech Radio Interoperability System (RIOS) – patch channels and create a backup repeater.
  • Portable satellite phone.
  • Radios covering low-band VHF, UHF, 700/800 MHz bands.

Onboard Networks

  • Mobile gateway
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Direct Wire
  • 4.9 GHz Microwave

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