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Dutchess County emergency response radios coming in two years

Aug 15, 2023 12:11 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that the Dutchess County Legislature voted Aug. 14 to spend over $18 million on bonds to pay for a portion of the cost of a new two-way emergency radio communications system. The county is also paying for the radios with federal money from the American Rescue Plan. Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver said that the current system, which will have to last another two years, has many faults with a lack of connectivity. Pulver said, “This system is fully connected. The connectivity is awesome between every department, so when you are working a scene and there are multiple agencies there, everybody can be on the same page.” But the radios won't be ready until 2025, so the connectivity issues will continue, Read the full story at Mid-Hudson News.

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