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Sep 17

Taking Emergency Communications to a Whole New Level

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM by County Executive

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the article about St. Charles County’s new Emergency Radio Communications System in the Fall 2013 edition of the St. Charles County Connection newsletter. I am so proud of this project because it will improve the safety of our citizens. When the system is launched, first responders across different departments will be able to communicate with each other for the first time. The system will also dramatically improve radio coverage across the county for our first responders. Together, these benefits will make their response to all emergencies, from car accidents to natural disasters, faster and more efficient. Our system is also part of a larger system being implemented in St. Louis and Jefferson Counties, increasing the emergency communications capability of the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Construction on the system’s 12-site tower design is underway and several towers are already complete. Testing will take place this coming spring and summer, with transfer to the new system is expected to occur in August 2014. In addition to the newsletter article, I encourage you to check out the Emergency Radio Communications System page to learn more and for future updates.