SERC Interoperable Communications Committee



The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating all phases of homeland security and emergency management in the State of Alaska.

Our Mission:

To provide a statewide sustainable interoperable communications infrastructure to support community (multi-jurisdictional) response(s) to all-hazard and terrorist related incidents that will be accomplished by overseeing the implementation of the Alaska Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP).

Committee Duties

The Committee shall:

  1. Coordinate the integration of the SCIP with the State Emergency Response Plan, local plans and with existing public safety communication efforts including the Alaska Land Mobile Radio Executive and Users Council, The Alaska Region 2, 700 MHz Regional Planning Committee, and the standing committees of the State Emergency Response Commission.

  2. Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the SCIP to include the development and tracking of performance measures and metrics associated with the goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives outlined in the plan.

  3. Ensure SCIP synchronization with all State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) responsibilities in statewide training, exercises and all-hazards planning.

  4. Coordinate development, implementation and completion of a statewide communications assessment that will identify and populate interoperable communications strategic reserve components and define gaps in Alaska’s ability to provide catastrophic disaster response communications.

  5. Through various grant programs, oversee the acquisition and deployment of operable and interoperable communications technology to remote, un-served, and underserved communities in Alaska.

  6. Determine and make recommendations on long-term funding strategies for the sustainment of interoperable communications systems and services.

  7. Advise State of Alaska granting agencies on appropriate technology standards for interoperable communications grant investments.

  8. Promote the adoption of formalized mutual aid, interstate and international communications agreements and policies.

Committee Composition

The Interoperable Communications Committee is representative of the diverse public safety agencies and groups throughout Alaska. It consists of one representative each from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Department of Public Safety, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Statewide public safety representation consists of one representative from the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (vacant), Alaska Fire Chiefs Association, Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services, the Alaska Land Mobile Radio Users Council, and the Municipality of Anchorage. There are two representatives from the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Association representing both Urban and Rural areas.


Major Matthew Leveque (Co-Chair)
Department of Public Safety
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5743

Bryan Fisher (Co-Chair)
Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
PO Box 5750
Ft. Richardson, AK 99505-5790
Phone: (907) 428-7096

Jim Kohler
Department of Administration
Enterprise Technology Services
5900 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-4744

Jorodan Halden
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699
Phone: (907) 356-4857

Andy Jones
Department of Health and Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 756
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: (907) 334-2593

Frank Wesser
Department of Environmental Conservation
Prevention and Emergency Response Program
555 Cordova Street, 2nd Floor
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 269-3062

Alaska Council on Emergency Services
Prehospital Emergency Care Provider
Grant Aviation
P.O. Box 89
Emmonak, Alaska 99581
Phone: (907) 529-7756

Urban LEPC
450 W. Heritage Drive
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: 907-352-6629

Michael Paschall
Rural LEPC
P.O. Box 986
Delta Junction, Alaska 99737
Phone: (907) 895-5115

Brad Johnson
Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police
PD911 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907) 450-6515

Jim Larsen
American Radio Relay League and Amateur Radio Emergency Services
3445 Spinnaker Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99516
Phone: (907) 345-3190

Peter Murphy
ALMR Users Council
101 E. 6th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 265-8500 desk (907) 947-3276 cell

Jeff Tucker
Alaska Fire Chief's Association
North Star Volunteer Fire Department
2358 Bradway Rd.
North Pole, Alaska 99705
Phone: (907) 488-3400

Chief Chris Bushue
Anchorage Fire Department
100 E. 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 267-5052

Tammy Goggia
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials/
National Emergency Numbering Association
Phone: (907) 262-4453

Terry Knight
FEMA Region X
130 338th Street SW
Bothel, WA 98021-8627
Phone: (425) 487-4758

Bruce Richter
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Emergency Communications