Emergency Communication Networks

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The Emergency Communication Networks Division oversees the Statewide 911 Program, Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) radio communications network, the Interoperability Program, Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS), and a statewide Wireless Broadband initiative in coordination with FirstNet. 


Regional Interoperability Coordinators (RICs)

RIC Reports

View your Region’s RIC Report for requests from the State of MN. 

View Central Region RIC Reports Archive. 


Northern RIC = Marcus Bruning Southern RIC = Steve Tait
Northwest Region Southeast Region
Northeast Region South Central Region
Metro Region Southwest Region
  Central Region

ECN has newly contracted with Steve Tait (Cedar Creek Consulting) to serve as the Southern Regional Interoperability Coordinator and re-contracted with Marcus Bruning (Marcus Bruning Training and Consulting) to serve as the Northern Regional Interoperability Coordinator. ECN will not contract for a Central RIC so Steve will partner with the Central region and Marcus will partner with the Metro region.



  1. ECN and the RICs