- Office of Emergency Communications
- Interoperable Training
The Kansas Statewide Interoperable Communication System (KSICS), utilizes 76 towers throughout the State to provide local, regional and statewide radio communication to over 1,000 city, county, state and federal agencies. The state is divided into 14 radio zones, each with assigned talk groups and channels for local, regional and statewide radio communications.
Adam Chriss, Interoperable Communication Training and Exercise Specialist for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Emergency Communications section, travels throughout the state assisting agencies with their communication training needs including: radio systems, KSICS and Motobridge. Adam was previously employed for the last 10 ½ years with the Winfield Correctional Facility primarily as the Terminal Agency Coordinator for their facility, but served in multiple other roles including as their radio communications officer, SORT Logistics Team leader, Control Center Supervisor and as a Trainer. During this same time he also served many capacities outside of his full time position including as a Volunteer Firefighter, Kansas Certified First Responder, Police Officer and Dispatcher. Adam has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, and holds multiple certifications including his part-time peace officer certificate, firefighter I, first responder and others
JL Ellis, Interoperable Training and Exercise Specialist for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Emergency Communications Section and serves as Kansas State Coordinator for the Kansas Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (KS-TERT). JL retired from the Kansas Fire Service after thirty years with the Colby Fire Department. Training Kansas responders has always been a passion and this extends to his current position as an Interoperable Communications Training and Exercise Specialist assisting agencies with their communication training needs including: radio systems, KSICS and Motobridge.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss training opportunities for your agency, please contact Jason, Adam or JL for further information.