Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response
Future radio communication changes include an 800 mhz trunked radio system which is being implemented throughout the state of Minnesota. The system is commonly called ARMER, which is an acronym for Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response
ARMER, or Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response, describes the 800 mhz trunked radio system being implemented throughout the state of Minnesota. 186 Million dollars has been allocated by the state for the build-out of the system in greater Minnesota.
Specifically, 24 tower sites will be located in St. Louis County to provide the 95% mobile coverage. Many of the towers are already on the air and the remaining towers will be constructed and operational by the end of 2012.
St. Louis County is unique in the fact that we have over 182 user agencies that include very small rural fire departments on limited budgets to a city of the first class and everything in between.