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SAFENET ID:
20170915-0001
Event Start Date:
08/21/2017 1213
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Park Point Repeater
Fire Number:
 
State:
Colorado
Jurisdiction:
NPS
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Support
Stage of Incident:
Initial Attack, Other
Position Title:
Dispatch Center Manager 
Task:
Dispatch And Initial Attack 
Management Level:
N/A
Resources Involved:
 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
Starting on August 21 problems were experienced with Mesa Verde Park Point Repeater with resources being able to call Durango Interagency Dispatch but Durango could not transmit back to the resources. A ticket was submitted to Century Link by Mesa Verde to fix the link and it was fixed on August 22. August 23 the repeater had the same issues with resources able to call dispatch but dispatch could not call back. The equipment is old technology and difficult to repair according to radio techs. To this date there is no time frame for a repair.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
The agency with ownership of the repeater had a private company look at the circuit however this had not lead to a fix. Currently it is being looked at to run a new circuit to a more reliable base station but there is no time frame for completion.


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