PSERN Stakeholder Overview
The Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) Project is overseen by the PSERN Project Joint Board to replace the current King County Emergency Radio Communication System (KCERCS) for radio end-users. Once the PSERN system is completed, KCERCS will be decommissioned and a new non-profit, the PSERN Operator will operate the PSERN system. Please see below for information on PSERN stakeholder groups.
KCERCS Radio Operators
The current King County Emergency Radio Communications (KCERCs) system is provided by the following four separate radio operators:
- City of Seattle – serves Seattle
- Valley Communications (ValleyCom) – serves south King County, including Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila
- Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency (EPSCA) – serves north and east King County, including Bellevue, Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Woodinville, and Yarrow Point
- King County – serves all other areas in King County not covered by the other 3 radio operators
Radio End-Users (Emergency Personnel & Local Government)
The Radio End-Users include King County first responders, dispatch centers, local government, hospitals, and emergency management personnel. Primarily PSERN will serve fire fighters, law enforcement, and other emergency local government personnel who may need to utilize the emergency radio network in the course of performing their duties.
Properties with Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
Additionally, some properties in King County, with Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), will be involved with the PSERN Project. More information about DAS Stakeholders can be found here.