Mobile Command is a specially outfitted vehicle used to create a Command Post for incidents that occur in Medina County that require large scale resources or that may extend over long periods of time.
Equipment in this vehicle can be connected directly to external phone lines and be used as a temporary 911 dispatch center or PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) should that need arise. The onboard communication equipment has the ability to dispatch all Medina County Fire and EMS departments and has radio equipment programmed to allow communications with each of the County's special police tactical units. An ACU-1000 allows the radios from surrounding county communications systems to talk directly to Medina County emergency units using their existing portable and mobile radios.
This vehicle has been on the scene of such incidents as police and fire crime scene investigations, swat team stand-offs, weather and flood emergencies and many fires, hazardous material spills and mass casualty incidents including the steam tractor explosion at our Medina County Fairgrounds.
In 2011, Mobile Command was refurbished using grant money to bring it up to today's current technology standards. The unit now has a light tower with a video camera on top, a mobile repeater, back-up camera, SMART Board technology, and a leveling system to keep the unit stable on uneven terrain. In addition, there was a need to replace the handheld radios due to narrow-banding.
Medina County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
555 Independence Dr
Medina, OH 44256
Phone: (330) 722-9240
Fax: (330) 764-8455