Ohio county upgrades radios to boost emergency communications

12/17/2013 | Perry County Tribune (New Lexington, Ohio)

First responders in Perry County, Ohio, used grant money to purchase the latest MARCS radio system, which will boost communications across the region. "It's been a long road; we need a lot more of these radios. When I leave the county I can take a portable radio and anywhere in the state I can communicate with any EMS or dispatch," EMA Director Rita Spicer said. The Perry County sheriff's department was part of a pilot project testing the new radios, which will be boosted by new towers going up across the state to support the MARCS signals.

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