Emergency Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC)


  • 6:30 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Public Services Building
    N 310 Main Street
    Colfax, WA 99111


The board is comprised of representatives for the following agencies:

  • Pullman Fire
  • Pullman Police
  • Rural Police / Marshals
  • Whitman County Emergency Management
  • Whitman County EMS Council
  • Whitman County Fire Chief Association
  • Whitman County Sheriff
  • WSU Police


Whitman County Emergency Communications is a division in the Whitman County Emergency Management Department and is governed by a ten-member appointed board. The governing board is called the Emergency Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC). Function R.C.W. 82.14.420. This committee’s purpose is to oversee and recommend to the Board of County Commissioner what is necessary to develop, maintain and upgrade the Whitman County emergency communication system that is used by every Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and other Public Safety Agency in Whitman County.

History & Background

On March 6, 2006 the citizens of Whitman County approved a 1/10th of 1% sales and use tax for Emergency Communications. The sales tax collected is to be used for the purpose of providing funds for costs associated with facilities in Whitman County including:

  • Acquisition
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Equipping
  • Financing
  • Improvement of emergency communications systems
  • Maintaining
  • Operating
  • Remodeling
  • Repairing

Funding was to fund compliance efforts for FCC 2013 narrow banding requirements and other FCC Licensing.