Public Services Building N 310 Main Street Colfax, WA 99111
The board is comprised of representatives for the following agencies:
Rural Police / Marshals
Whitman County Emergency Management
Whitman County EMS Council
Whitman County Fire Chief Association
Whitman County Sheriff
Whitman County Emergency Communications is a division in the Whitman County Emergency Management Department and is governed by a ten-member appointed board. The governing board is called the Emergency Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC). Function R.C.W. 82.14.420. This committee’s purpose is to oversee and recommend to the Board of County Commissioner what is necessary to develop, maintain and upgrade the Whitman County emergency communication system that is used by every Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and other Public Safety Agency in Whitman County.
History & Background
On March 6, 2006 the citizens of Whitman County approved a 1/10th of 1% sales and use tax for Emergency Communications. The sales tax collected is to be used for the purpose of providing funds for costs associated with facilities in Whitman County including:
Improvement of emergency communications systems
Funding was to fund compliance efforts for FCC 2013 narrow banding requirements and other FCC Licensing.