Omaha Regional Interoperability Network (ORION)

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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 will include Pottawattamie County, Iowa, which dispatching is slated to commence at the end of 2008. Currently, as of 11/2008, Motorola techs have been conducting tests over the Pottawattamie County towers, and it appears the Talkgroups are in the "2500" series. More information will be posted over the Nebraska Forum as information becomes available.

Since Pottawattamie County, is indeed in Iowa, they are operating over a Nebraska based system, and at this time, it is also not known if the talkgroups, and other related infomation will be split up between the Nebraska/Iowa Database or will be combined on the ORION Database.

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 42nd and Leavenworth St in Midtown Omaha.

The following agencies operate over ORION:

'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)

Douglas County Volunteer Fire Departments:

Bennington VFD "600" Boy's Town VFD "900" Irvington VFD "400" Ponca Hills VFD "300" Ralston VFD "100" Valley VFD "500" Waterloo VFD "800"

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 "500" Blair VFD Ft. Calhoun VFD "600" Herman VFD Kennard VFD

Pottawattamie County, Ia.*Slated to be operational by the end of 2008

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

It is unknown at time of writing if Council Bluffs Public Works, Schools, and County Roads will join ORION.