Effective January 2013, the FCC (federal communications commission) has mandated that all public safety radios be migrated from the current broad banded radio system to a narrow banded radio system. EMMCO West regional public safety answering points (PSAP) have implemented the transition within their counties during 2012.

EMS agencies should consult with their county PSAP centers if they are encountering EMS system communications related to the switch over to narrowband.