LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The communication system that links our first responders to each other is about to be revolutionized by a multi-million dollar contract with Motorola.
According to William Mann, Director of Communications for the Sheriff’s Office, the $4,676,037.64 contract will bring in a completely new radio and microwave data system that will put all village and county emergency services in direct communication with one another, and clarify their messages.
“Under what we have now, every emergency department has its own tower but they can’t all communicate with each other directly,” said Mann. “The new system is digitally trunked VHF High Band, which basically means the signals can connect Dansville to Caledonia clearly and securely.”
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors authorized the contract at their July 8 meeting.
The contract term is July 9, 2015 to December 31, 2016.