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Newark Office of Emergency Management Mobile Operations Emergency Center

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The process of designing and building Newark’s OEM unit began in 2011; Newark was very precise in communicating their requirements for all aspects of the vehicle to ensure that the unit would be able to handle emergency situations they have encountered in the past, but also to plan for future situations that have been experienced by other local agencies and to have the ability to make future changes as technology advances. Newark’s OEM unit features four slideout rooms, which allows the unit to fit 30+ people comfortably, with a full conference room in the front and workstations in the rear of the truck. This mobile EOC features LDV’s exclusive Intel-I-Touch™ System, which allows vehicle operators to quickly and easily deploy major vehicle features. With the touch of a single button, all major operating and power systems are deployed. This minimizes the level of knowledge required to operate the vehicle, reduces costs, and significantly reduces training time when staffing changes occur. This specific unit features a custom programmed system specific to Newark’s needs and vehicle use. A few key features of this unit: when being used in a disaster response/recovery situation the custom roof helps protect the technology equipment from high winds and the vehicle has been built to stand alone, meaning that it can run off the on-board generator if power is not available. A key item is the telescoping LED lighting system which allows for a large area to be visible in dark conditions. This vehicle has 18 monitors, which can display weather information, media stations, real time teleconferences and live images from the two masts. These masts can extend up to 30' and 50' allowing for surveillance, extend antenna ranges, broadband connections and satellite systems to keep in constant communications. This mobile EOC has the latest in technology for computer networks, radios, phone systems and has the ability to be easily upgraded throughout the years as needed. Newark knew what they needed the Mobile EOC to accomplish and they knew that LDV and Newark had the experience to create this one of a kind Mobile Emergency Operation Center. Their completed unit meets every requirement necessary and stayed within their budget.


  • 2012 Peterbilt 348 Conventional cab, tandem rear axle truck chassis 
  • 56,000 lb. GVWR
  • Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission
  • 83" high x 102" wide x 33' long custom all aluminum dry van body
  • (1) Flat floor slide-out room extension 126"
  • (3) Flat floor slide-out room extension 102"
  • Galley with coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator
  • Custom fabricated aluminum cabinets with dry erase writing surface on overhead cabinet doors
  • Multiplex controlled power and data electronics system with two (2) 7" LCD touch screens with custom graphics for control and monitoring and three (3) touch pads
  • Will-Burt Night Scan
  • LED ceiling lights
  • (11) 19" LED TVs, 19" wide screen LED, 26" LED TV, 46" LED SMART TV, 46" LCD touch monitor
  • Weatherproof exterior access door
  • Digital video recorder with built-in DVD+RW, DirecTV, DSS receivers
  • Multi camera surveillance system
  • Modulated audio/video system
  • HE Series modulated headend audio/video system
  • Cisco Telepresence video conference system
  • (2) HD non-locking telescoping pneumatic mast with (1) mast safety system
  • Camera system installed on mast
  • Tellular phonecell
  • CAT6 computer network, radio prewire
  • Two-way broadband satellite communications
  • HP Officejet Pro 8500
  • Columbia Weather Systems Orion 510™ 9510-D-1 Weather Station 
  • Voice Guidance GPS
  • Mutualink Interoperability System

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