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The ARMER website pages are being updated.  Throughout this process, links may be problematic, pages may come and go, and content will change.  Please be patient.  Suggestion may be sent to the ARMER Program Manager, Jim Stromberg, at

The allied radio matrix emergency response (ARMER) program began in 2004. ARMER is a robust, scalable, state-of-the-art system capable of servicing the radio communications needs of every:
  • City
  • County
  • State agency,
  • Tribal government
  • Non-government public safety entity
It is the infrastructure upon which emergency responders rely.
MnDOT owns and operates the ARMER backbone. It is administered in coordination with the Statewide Emergency Communications Board and the Department of Public Safety .


POST Board Approves Online Training 

The ​Peace O​fficers Standards and Training Board (POST) has approved the following courses for credit (one POST credit each).
  • Radio 101
  • History of ARMER
  • Interoperability 101
  • Wireless Broadband – FirstNet
  • Technology of the ARMER System
ECN's web-based training website, developed in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College, can be accessed on their website.   If you need login information, please contact ECN Standards Coordinator Cathy Anderson at