Michael Proscia, Senior Communications System Technician, City of San Francisco
Michael Proscia has 20+ years’ experience in installing, maintaining, and administrating electronic communication systems including copper, fiber and RF/wireless systems in Florida and California, with various industries such as telecom, intelligent traffic systems (ITS), SCADA, Public Safety Radio and more. Michael has worked for the City and County of San Francisco for the past 8 years, and in his current role of Senior Communications Systems Supervisor for the San Francisco Department of Technology (SFDT), he is responsible for the infrastructure of San Francisco’s $100M+ P25 Phase 2 Trunked Simulcast system investment, called CERS (Citywide Emergency Radio System). SFDT is the “FCC Licensee” or “radio operator” for all public safety frequencies, while the AHJ is a separate entity (SFFD FM). Michael manages SFDT’s ERRCS Inspection Program and developed its first ERRCS technical equipment and installation requirements in 2019, as well as their standard operating procedures for inspection practices and methods, which are continually improved upon. He recently has published an update to SFDT’s ERRCS requirements for 2024 which set a new bar for ERRCS noise limits and inspection methods, and introduced new controls such as remote shutdown capability, as well as new proximity requirements to prevent potential problems with high ERRCS density. Indian River State College (FL) graduate in Electronics Engineering Technology. NAPCO Regional Planning Committee voting member and secondary frequency Advisor for NorCal region. Participated in NICET ERRCS Level 3 Certification Exam development. Safer Buildings Coalition member and has collaborated with its “No Noise” Task Force. Holds an FCC GROL and numerous industry certifications from NICET, CompTIA, and others.