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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