The UCG was created with permanent subcommittees and the power to appoint others as needed.
The First Responder Subcommittee is composed of emergency response professionals. The Subcommittee discusses and provides solutions to issues that arise within the disciplines of law enforcement (LE), fire service, emergency medical service (EMS) and intelligence gathering and dissemination.
The Regional Parish OHSEP Directors Subcommittee offers advice and counsel to the Parish or Police jury President on homeland security and emergency management issues. It helps to ensure that emergency management planning between local municipalities, Parish Councils and administrations and the State is consistent.
The SIEC administers the Louisiana Wireless Information Network (LWIN) and composed of all appropriate first responder and support organizations. LWIN is the largest statewide radio system in the country, providing daily voice communications to first responders and key decision makers from local, State, Federal and other entities. The committee also has a Broadband Subcommittee that administers the LA FirstNet initiative to bring a Statewide dedicated public safety broadband network to Louisiana.
The Intrastate Mutual Aid Subcommittee is composed of all appropriate first responders and support organizations. The Subcommittee has full authority to design, construct, administer and maintain an intrastate mutual aid system with capacity to share assets in support of a full response to any emergency event that may arise within the State.