Omaha Regional Interoperability Network (ORION)

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System Information

The Omaha Regional Interoperability Network (ORION) is a multi-zone Motorola P25 CQPSK SmartZone system that operates over a wide area of southeastern Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

ORION is Co-owned and operated by Douglas County, Nebraska, and the Omaha Public Power District. Douglas County 911 CPSAP/Dispatch center is located near 156th and Maple St., in Northwest Omaha. Washington and Pottawattamie Counties own their own stand-alone CPSAP centers in Blair, Ne and Council Bluffs, Ia. OPPD operates their own Dispatch Center/ECC near JJ Pershing Dr. and Lindbergh Dr., near Eppley Airport.

System Users

Douglas County, NE

  • Douglas County Sheriff
  • Douglas County Health Department
  • Douglas County Corrections
  • Metro Area Transit (MAT)
  • Omaha Police/Fire
  • Omaha area Hospitals
  • Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
  • Metro Area Transit (MAT)
  • Omaha DPW
  • Omaha Housing Authority (OHA)
  • Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols (OCCP)

Douglas County Police Department

  • Bennington PD
  • Boys Town PD
  • Ralston PD
  • Waterloo PD
  • Valley PD

Douglas County Volunteer Fire Departments

  • Bennington VFD
  • Boys Town VFD
  • Irvington VFD
  • Ponca Hills VFD
  • Ralston VFD
  • Valley VFD
  • Waterloo VFD

Washington County, NE

  • Washington County Sheriff
  • Blair Police Department
  • Blair Community Schools
  • Blair Public Works
  • Ft. Calhoun, Herman, and Arlington Public Schools

Washington County Volunteer Fire Departments

  • Arlington VFD
  • Blair VFD
  • Ft. Calhoun VFD
  • Herman VFD
  • Kennard VFD

Pottawattamie County, IA

  • Pottawattamie County Sheriff
  • Council Bluffs Police/Fire
  • Council Bluffs Hospitals

Pottawattamie County Volunteer Fire Depts

  • Avoca VFD
  • Carson VFD
  • Carter Lake VFD
  • Crescent VFD
  • Lewis Township VFD
  • Neola VFD
  • Oakland VFD
  • Treynor VFD
  • Underwood VFD
  • Walnut VFD

Air Methods

AirCom communications center, near the Omaha airport, uses this system to talk to the LifeNet helicopters and crews based at Creighton and UNMC.

Tower Information

Douglas County has 8 sites to provide complete coverage throughout Douglas County and the City of Omaha for Police/Fire/EMS and other City/County related operations.

Washington County has 3 sites for Washington County coverage, for Police/Fire/EMS and other town/village operations, however Washington County does "roam" onto the Douglas County towers.

Pottawattamie County has 7 sites

OPPD has 11 sites located throughout East-Central and Southeast Nebraska to coordinate electric power, administrative, and security functions.

Web Sites and Wiki articles