The Mobile Incident Command Vehicle (MICV), purchased with Homeland Security Funds, is designed for multi-agency use within the Yuba County Operational Area, which includes the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Yuba County. The 33.5 foot MICV is equipped with a 20KW generator, on board lavatory and a galley that is completely self-contained. It is equipped for a variety of uses that include, but are not limited to, operating as a mobile command post, a communications/dispatch center, or as a secondary Emergency Operations Center. The MICV is deployed for use throughout the County, as needed, it's primary use is to serve the citizens of Yuba County in the event of an emergency. It is also utilized for training and demonstration purposes.
The state-of-the-art equipment includes a two-tier satellite system, which allows the vehicle to receive Internet, television, and satellite telephone, all of which supplement the cellular telephone system in the vehicle. The MICV also contains a portable radio interoperability solution, allowing radios on different frequencies to communicate with one another during an incident, when other lines of communication have failed.
The command area is located in the center of the vehicle and has five work stations, each containing a laptop computer that can be used on a wireless air card or plugged into the MICV’s server. The command area also has a plasma television to watch news coverage and an LCD screen to view images from a camera, atop a forty foot retractable mast, attached to the rear of the vehicle.
The dispatch center is located at the rear of the vehicle, capable of accommodating three dispatch or work stations. It contains three cellular phones, three desktop computers, a flat panel television, and radios for numerous law enforcement and fire entities.