In October 2019, the Executive Council approved a plan to consolidate the old nine Incident Command Zones to three new Interoperability Zones. This change made use of the Interoperability Zones more straightforward and less confusing for member organizations. Each of the new zones will be regionally located around the state – Northern, Central, and Southeast – each zone will have 16 channels with a standardized layout:
- 1 Regional “CALL” (Dispatch HAIL/ALL CALL) talkgroup
- 5 Common talkgroups
- 1 Multigroup talkgroup
- 9 Simplex/Conventional
The complete Interoperability Zone lineup can be found in the ALMR Concept of Operation (CONOP) located under Governing Documents.