Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

State Communications


  • Radio/Paging communication statewide, 41 EMS mountaintop bases
  • Primary notification point for the National Alert Warning System (NAWAS)
  • Primary activation point for the Idaho Emergency Alert System (EAS) to disseminate emergency alerts, or AMBER Alerts via radio and television
  • Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction contact point
  • Railroad incident response coordination
  • Logging incident response coordination
  • Status monitoring of hospital bed availability and diversions
  • Status monitoring of state highway conditions and dispatch of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
  • Coordination with multiple agencies during emergency incidents (local, state, and federal)
  • Direct contact with 44 county sheriff's offices and Idaho State Police (ISP)
  • Prehospital organ donor coordination