Kansas Adjutant General's Department
Interoperability Training

 

The Kansas Statewide Interoperable Communication System (KSICS), utilizes 76 towers throughout the State to provide local, regional and statewide radio communication to over 1,000 city, county, state and federal agencies.  The state is divided into 14 radio zones, each with assigned talk groups and channels for local, regional and statewide radio communications.

 

Adam Chriss, Interoperable Communication Training and Exercise Specialist for the Office of Emergency Communications, travels throughout the state assisting agencies with their communication training needs including: radio systems, KSICS and Motobridge. Adam was previously employed for the last 10 ½ years with the Winfield Correctional Facility primarily as the Terminal Agency Coordinator for their facility, but served in multiple other roles including as their radio communications officer, SORT Logistics Team leader, Control Center Supervisor and as a Trainer. During this same time he also served many capacities outside of his full time position including as a Volunteer Firefighter, Kansas Certified First Responder, Police Officer and Dispatcher. Adam has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and holds multiple certifications including his part-time peace officer certificate, firefighter I, first responder and others

 

JL Ellis, Interoperable Communication Training and Exercise Specialist for the Office of Emergency Communications, travels throughout the state assisting agencies with their communication training needs including: radio systems, KSICS and Motobridge. JL has been involved with the Kansas Fire Service since 1986. During this time he has served many capacities including volunteer firefighter, KS certified EMT and as a full time firefighter. JL is a current member of the NorthWest Kansas IMT. Five years with the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office as an inspector and former President with the Kansas State Firefighter’s Association have given him the opportunity to travel the entire state and make many contacts within Kansas Emergency Services. JL holds Fire Service Instructor credentials and teaches classes on a regular schedule across the state.  JL serves as the State Coordinator for the Kansas Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (KS-TERT).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss training opportunities for your agency, please contact Jason, Adam or JL  for further information. 

 

Interoperability Training Supervisor - Jason Byrant

785-646-6265 jason.e.bryant6.nfg@mail.mil

Interoperability Trainer - Adam Chriss

620-222-4353 adam.j.chriss.nfg@mail.mil

Interoperability Trainer - J.L. Ellis

785-646-5171 jimmy.l.ellisjr.nfg@mail.mil


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