UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Our new web site coming soon. Thank you for your patience.


CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC SAFETY ASSN INC.

P.O.  BOX  637

WARREN,   MA   01083-0637

 

Toll Free:  (877) 267-7291


Proudly Serving the Entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts


MISSION STATEMENT

Central Massachusetts Public Safety Assn Inc. (CMPSA) is a Massachusetts public charitable non-profit corporation organized as an IRS 501(c)(3) dating back to 1997.

CMPSA has been chartered as a statewide emergency disaster relief organization to provide emergency assets & crucial resources to public safety agencies in cities & towns throughout MA. We have since 1997 and continue to offer to date, our resources, products & services to local emergency management, fire & police departments who request for our services in the time of need.


ABOUT US

The biggest resource that we offer is the "Communications Group" that has staff that provide multiple two-way radio communication products & services, including our tens of thousands worth of radio system infrastructure and equipment that is all field-deployable and can set up multiple radio systems to replace an entire towns radio system in a short amount of time. We stock repeaters, mobile & held-held portable radios - all field-programmable to the client's specification request.

We offer the largest radio communications services that includes cache's of VHF repeaters, mobiles, portables and additional channels (frequencies) to your incident on an as-needed basis.

CMPSA also serves another side of clientel, which is the heart of the organization's yearly financial charitable donation income and that is using the same above radio equipment to provide reliable radio communication services for public service events such as bike races, multi-town bike rides, city or town events or parades and event concerts. For these services the "Communications Group" engineers and designs the radio systems entirely to operate around our client's needs for reliable two-way radio coverage that in the end result, is the radio system that is used to call in emergencies (i.e. bike crash, personal medical emergencies, etc.) and from past experience our resources (radio technology & design) has personally benefited some bike riders of races who had life-threatening injuries that required immediate medical attention. Our typical ICS radio dispatcher typically handles notifying the local public safety officials via radio per the emergency action plan designed by us.

The financial donations from public service events is recycled into funds used to buy assets, resources which does include radios for the emergency disaster relief - public safety sector for cities & towns. It has proven to be win-win track record to be able to buy radios for the public safety sector who in these tough financial times, cannot afford extras radios for their fire or police department. CMPSA has fulfilled this mission and continues to do so to date. The public safety sector clientel are able to request the use of our resources (i.e. radios, etc.) at any given time if they have an emergency such as a large scale brush fire where manpower exceeds the number of radios you have or to other non-profit volunteer search & rescue groups who search for lost children, etc. CMPSA has even designed the MA Search & Rescue statewide interoperability frequency/channel plan so that any authorized search team on-scene will have the crucial radio communications they need on the spot - live in real time!

===============================================================

EMERGENCY DISASTER RESOURCES OFFERED

PUBLIC SAFETY SECTOR

I. TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - EXTRA PORTABLES:

  1. Field deployable Hand-held Portable Radios – VHF & UHF 16-channel capable, 5-watts output power and software programmable. Our entire fleet can be programmed when on scene in real time - all field-programmable to the client's specification request.
  2. Hand-held portable speaker microphones for above.
  3. Multiple spare batteries and 6-unit gang chargers available to constantly recharge batteries for their operations.

II. TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - EXTRA MOBILES:

  1. Field deployable Mobile Radios – VHF, 501-channel capable, 50-watts output power and software programmable. Fleet can be programmed when on scene in real time - all field-programmable to the client's specification request. Each comes with cigarette lighter plug for power and magnet mount antenna.
  2. Field deployable Mobile Radios – LOW BAND (33MHz & 46MHz), 16-channel capable, each 60-watts output power and software programmable. Fleet can be programmed when on scene in real time - all field-programmable to the client's specification request. Each comes with cigarette lighter plug for power and magnet mount antenna.

III. TWO-WAY FIELD PROGRAMMABLE VHF REPEATER SYSTEMS:

  1. Three (3) field deployable high-powered Repeaters – VHF, each on it’s own frequency channel pair, 100-watts output power to be set up to enhance portable radio coverage eliminating dead spots in hilly terrain on scene in real time.
  2. We will be obtaining field deployable high-powered repeaters in the UHF frequency band soon.

IV. TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - ADDITIONAL RADIO CHANNELS:

  1. Additional radio communications channels (frequencies) to your incident on an as-needed basis.
  2. Thirteen (13) VHF direct/simplex frequencies ready for assignment and the radios to go with it.  For large scale incidents, we also offer free of charge with extra hand-held portable radios including extra VHF channels/frequencies for multiple groups or also “on scene” VHF high-powered repeaters to provide reliable two-way radio coverage directly at your scene of the incident.

 

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS – RADIO SERVICES

     Our Communications Group designs and maintains our radio frequency channel plan as well as coordinates all the two-way radio communications equipment the charitable corporation owns.  We own multiple radio service FCC licenses for all sorts of two-radio emergency communication needs such as:

I. PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO (PLMR):

  1. Public safety radio pool (i.e. public safety radio frequencies).
  2. Industrial/business pool (i.e. CMPSA resources include “Itinerant radio frequencies” designed for “statewide itinerant two-way radio portable repeaters & itinerant field-deployable portable & mobile radios designed for natural and/or man-made disaster relief efforts.”  These types of radio systems can and will be setup on “on scene” of the incident at-hand.  On a side note, CMPSA also provide strategic radio communications for public service events such as bike races, holiday events, parades and any type of event requiring radios.

II. AVIATION RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES:

  1. Includes aircraft, aeronautical multicom mobiles, aeronautical multicom mobile-temporary and lastly aeronautical search & rescue mobiles.  In simple terms, this service provides (ground-to-air) and (air-to-ground) radio communications.  The main focus is to provide the crucial two-way radio communication capability, live in real time, that a mobile command center (on the ground) can use an air band two-way radio and talk directly to participating aircraft (airplanes or helicopters) in the incident going on.  This enhances and solves radio communications interoperability in a quick, amicable fashion of incidents to talk to aircraft at the incident at-hand.  Lastly, the aviation auxiliary group – search & rescue operations involving any type of aircraft aiding with your search.

III. MARITIME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS:

  1. Includes ship recreational, marine coastal group, private coast, private coast – temporary, marine utility & marine utility mobile.  This radio service includes communications from ship-to-ship, (shore-to-ship) and (ship-to-shore) including search and rescue efforts involving boats and/or watercraft inland on lakes & ponds.

 


HISTORY

Central Massachusetts Public Safety Association Incorporated (CMPSA) was founded in January 1997 due to the increasing need of additional public safety resources that local fire and police departments did not have available to them, one of the most important was poor and very unreliable radio communications. Back then, nothing existed when these departments had large scale incidents and did not have enough hand-held portable radios to outfit their staff or had trouble communicating via radio to their staff or to other agencies on scene that no one could talk to one another.

CMPSA has been properly registered with the following federal & state agencies since 1997:


Last Updated:  Monday, June 11, 2007

Copyright 2005-2007.  All pictures are copyrighted protected under federal law and shall not be copied, distributed or reproduced without written permission from Central Massachusetts Public Safety Association Inc. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.