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ARMER Standards

ARMER System Standards, Protocols and Procedures

 

The ARMER Standards portion of our website is currently under construction.  It is still accessible, but some standards will be listed separately, with a link to that standard.  All standards can still be found lower on the page under its section.
 
The Master List of standards has been revised to include a description of each state standard, as well as the date it was approved by the SRB.  Standards listed in red are still under development.
Please be patient while we work to complete this project. Thank you.
 
 

Change Management Standard Changes effective November 22, 2013:

Standards 3.15.0, 3.16.0, 3.16.2, 3.16.6, 3.18.0, 3.19.0, and 3.33.1

 

Web-based Training Website Information:

ECN's web-based training website, developed in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College, can be accessed at the following URL: http://www.alextech.edu/static/d2l.html  

If you need login information, please contact ECN Standards Coordinator Cathy Anderson at cathy.anderson@state.mn.us
 
 

Standards List: 

 

Standards Master List

1.1.0 - Operational Management

1.1.1 - Protocol for use of Minnesota Incident Management System (MIMS) Channel

1.1.2 - Criteria for the Installation of Base Stations and General Operations on MNSEF

1.2.0 - Network Management

1.3.0 - Database Management

1.4.1 - Maintenance of Names - System Login Naming

1.4.2 - Maintenance of Names - Maintenance of Alias List

1.5.0 - Standard of Standards

1.5.2 - Changes to Operational Standards

1.5.3 - Variances and Waivers

1.6.1 - System Security Groups

1.6.2 - Infrastructure Security "Equipment Sites"

1.6.3 - Security "System Keys"

1.6.6 - Security- Infrastrcuture Security "Data Classification

1.7.0 - Subscriber Radio Standards

1.8.0 - System Change Management

1.9.0 - Regional Development and Responsible Entity

1.10.0 - Requesting Participation and Participation Plan Changes

1.11.1 - Training - System Administrators

1.11.2 - Training - Technical Staff

1.11.3 - Training Dispatchers

1.11.4 - Training - 800MHz Radio Users

1.11.5 - Training - Non Participating Radio User

1.12.0 - Excess Capacity Allocation

1.13.0 - ARMER Aircraft Radio Operations

1.15.0 - Prioritization of Radio Frequency Resource Port Assignment

2.2.0 - Radio Aliases

2.3.0 - Talkgroup and Multigroup Names

2.4.0 - Console Naming

2.5.0 - ID & Talkgroup Allocation

2.6.0 - Fleetmap Standards

2.7.0 - Use of Shared Talkgroups

2.8.0 - Talkgroup & Use Priorities

2.9.0 - 800 MHz Statewide Wide Area Talkgroup Access & Management

2.10.0 - Telephone Interconnect

2.11.0 - Radio Site Access

2.12.0 - Scanning 

2.13.0 - Logger Port Assignments

2.14.0 - Private Call

2.15.0 - Status Message Transmission

2.16.0 - Emergency Button

2.17.0 - Multigroup/Announcement

2.18.0 - CAD & ATIA Connectivity

2.19.0 - Embassy Audio Switch Port Allocation

3.2.0 - SYS-TECH Talkgroup

3.5.0 - National/Statewide VHF Interoperability Resources (VLAW31, VMED28, VFIR23, MIMS)

3.7.0 - Recording Interoperability Channels & Talkgroups

3.12.0 - Talkgroup and Multigroup Ownership

3.15.0 - How to Use Scene of Action (SOA)

3.15.0 - Use of 700 MHz and 800 MHz Statewide Scene of Action (SOA) Channels effective 11/22/13

3.16.0 - 800 MHz Statewide Incident Response Talkgroups- STACs, ETACs, FTACs, & LTACs

3.16.0 - 800 MHz Statewide STAC Interoperability Talkgroups effective 11/22/13

3.16.2 - Use of Statewide 800 MNz STAC 1-4 Talkgroups - Air Ambulance Emergency Landing Zone Coordination

3.16.2 - Use of Statewide 800MHz STAC 1-12 Talkgroups - Air Ambulance Emergency Landing Zone Coordination effective 11/22/13

3.16.3 -  Cross Spectrum Interoperability System 800 MHz National Mutual Aid Resources 

3.16.4 - Cross Spectrum Interoperability System VLAW31 Resources 

3.16.5 - Cross Spectrum Interoperability System VHF Variable Frequesncy Station (VFS) Resources 

3.16.6 - 800 MHz Statewide Uniform Interoperability Radio Zones effective11/22/13

3.17.0 - Criteria for State Certification as a Communications Unit Leader Type III

3.17.1 - Criteria for State Certification as a Communications Unit Leader Type III Instructor

3.17.2 - S-COML Talkgroup

3.17.3 - Criteria for State Certification as an All-Hazards Communications Technician

3.17.4 - Event & Exercise Communications Planning 

3.18.0 - Standardized FCC Interoperability Channel Naming Format effective 11/22/13

3.19.0 - Use of Statewide 800 MHz Common Pool Talkgroups - LE_TACs and LESIO_TACs

3.19.0 - Use of 800 MHz Statewide LTAC and SIU Interoperability Talkgroups effective 11/22/13

3.23.0 - Connecting to the Interop System

3.24.0 - PSAP Interoperability

3.25.0 - Radio to Radio Cross Band Repeaters

3.28.0 - Use of Statewide Emergency Management Talkgroup SEMTAC

3.28.2 - Use of Duty Officer Talkgroup, MNDO 

3.29.0 - EMS-Coord Talkgroup

3.31.0 - ARMER System Status Board Application Talkgroup or Channel Minimum Requirements

3.31.0 - StatusBoard

3.32.0 - Statewide Interoperable Plain Language Policy

3.33.0 - Establishing a Strategic Technology Reserve

3.33.1 - STR Radio Cache effective 11/22/13

3.33.2 - STR Transportable Tower/Repeater

3.33.3 - Satellite Enabled ARMER base radio site

3.35.0 - National Weather Service ARMER Radio Operations

3.36.0 - EMS-SMRCC, EMS-MRCXP1 & EMS-MRCXP2

3.37.0 - EMH-SED

3.40.0 - CASM/TICP Standard for Data Entry and Maintenance

3.44.0 - Statewide Pursuit Communications

4.1.0 - Agency Maintenance

4.2.0 - Preventive Maintenance

4.3.0 - Record Keeping Requirements

4.4.0 - Contact Information Procedures

4.5.0 - Spare Parts & Equipment

4.6.0 - Equipment Configuration Info

4.7.0 - Software Location

4.8.0 - Notification of Maintenance Activities

4.9.0 - Outage Responsibility

4.10.0 - System Maintenance: Programming & Qualification

4.11.0 - Computer Access to the ARMER Network

4.12.0 - ARMER System Vendor Support Services Contract 

5.1.0 - Media Access

5.2.0 - Disaster Relief Organization Access

5.4.0 - Hospital Access

5.6.0 - Higher Educational Institution Access

6.1.0 - Expense Reimbursement

6.5.0 - Prioritizing Capital Spending

7.1.0 - Audit, Monitoring Process

7.2.0 - Response to Non-Compliance

7.3.0 - Appeal Process

8.1.0 - Greater Minnesota Regional Radio Board SRB Member Selection

8.2.0 - P25 Digital Standard for Public Safety Infrastructure and Subscriber Equipment in the State

The updated standard numbers including the titles and section can also be found on the Master List.

 

Instructions for the development and naming of standards or instructions for updating standards for regional use can be found in Standard 1.5.0.

State Standard Template

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links 

http://mn-mesb.org/MetroARMERSystem/MetroStandards.aspx

http://www.cmnradio.org/Documents/StandardsProtocolsandProcedures.aspx