Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

December 15, 2003

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution Expressing Intent of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to Cooperate with Culpeper County in the Installation and Operation of Their Respective E-911 Emergency Communications Systems


Topic Description:

The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has suggested that the informal working relationship between the two Counties regarding the E-911 emergency communications systems be formalized in the form of future agreements regarding the use of the communications system and facilities supporting the 800 MHz multi-site, simulcast, trunked communications system.  These future agreements would build upon existing mutual aid agreements and take full advantage of the inter-operability features of the emergency communications system. 


The two Counties have previously worked together to allow the placement of Fauquier County radio communications equipment on an existing antenna site located in Culpeper County for a token fee.  There are other opportunities for cooperation that entail the utilization of Culpeper and Fauquier communications centers as emergency back-up facilities for each County.  There are also opportunities to share some fixed network equipment and thereby produce savings to both Counties.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The cooperation between Culpeper and Fauquier County will improve inter-operability features of the 800 MHz radio systems and reduce costs associated with emergency back-up communications centers and possibly reduce costs associated with the equipment needed for the public safety communications system.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Sheriff’s Office

Fire and Rescue Association

Department of Emergency Services

Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center

Town of Warrenton

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association