Metro Standards

The standards listed on this page govern only the metropolitan region of the ARMER system. Statewide system standards are available on the ARMER system website: State Standards.


1.5.2 – Revisions & Changes
1.5.3 – Variances & Waivers amended 6.27.19
1.8.0 – Moves, Additions, Changes
1.8.1 – BDA Systems
1.10.1 – Requesting Participation 
2.9.1 – Subsystem Roaming – amended 6.27.19
3.8.0 – LE & IR Nationwide Channels for Interoperability
3.9.0 – VHF and UHF Nationwide Interoperability Channels
3.10.0 – Interop Channels and Talkgroups for Government Radios  
3.11.0 – FEDCOM VHF Interoperability with Government Agencies
3.13.0 – 800MHz Conventional Nationwide Interop Channels
3.14.0 – Metro ME TACsamended 11.14.18
3.17.4 – Metro Event & Exercise Communications Planning – amended 5.10.18
3.17.5 – Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD) Certification
3.17.6 – Radio Operator (RADO) Certification
3.17.7 – Incident Communication Center Manager (INCM) Certification
3.20.0 – Metro METPHs  – amended 3.27.19
3.21.0 – Initial Communications Plan for Large Scale Events – amended 7.11.18
3.22.0 – Use of Mobile/Portable Gateways – amended 7.11.18  
3.24.0 – Metro Use of Control Stations 
3.27.0 – Metro MRCC Talkgroups  
3.28.1 – Metro Emergency Management Talkgroup – METEM
3.30.0 – Metro METCOM – amended 6.27.19
3.31.0 – Metro StatusBoard Standard
3.33.2 – Metro STR Transportable Tower/Repeater
3.34.0 – Metro Cache Radio Standard Programming
3.35.0 – Metro National Weather Service Radio Operations
3.42.0 – Metro Use of Water Patrol Talkgroups-ME RVR HAIL/OPS
5.2.0 – Disaster Organization Access  
5.3.0 – Regional Hospital Compact Access
5.4.0 – Hospital Access
5.5.0 – Non-Governmental Use of Emergency Coordination
6.2.0 – User Fees
6.3.0 – Site Lease and Utilities
6.4.0 – Entry Costs for new full Participants
6.5.0 – Prioritizing Capital Spending
6.6.0 – Aid and Grant to Local Units of Government
7.2.0 – Non-Compliance
7.3.0 – Appeals Process
Appendix 2 – Definitions and Acronyms
Appendix 3 – Master Fleetmap Matrix Example
Appendix B – Standards Template
Appendix C – Talkgroup Permission Letter Template

Any questions or clarifications to the Metro ARMER standards, please contact:

MESB Radio Services Coordinator at (651) 643-8398.