Monday, January 4, 2016

Fulton County Launches New $20 Million Public Safety Radio System

Fulton County is launching a new Public Safety Radio system this week, providing state-of-the art communications for public safety personnel.  Chairman John H. Eaves and the Fulton County Emergency Communications Department will host a brief preview of the system on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Fulton County 911 Center. 

Fulton County’s new public safety radio system represents an investment of approximately $20 million in public safety telecommunications.  More than 3,500 personnel from more than 20 public safety agencies throughout Fulton County will use the system to allow them to communicate effectively with other public safety personnel, including dispatchers and first responders.  Fulton County’s public safety radio system represents the largest in the state of Georgia. The new system significantly expands coverage from 9 radio sites to 15. 

“Safety of our residents and first responders is our first priority,” said Chairman John H. Eaves.  “The new Fulton County Public Safety radio system offers state-of-the-art communication that will benefit public safety personnel and  Fulton County residents.  This new system highlights Fulton County’s ongoing commitment to public safety.”

“Fulton County’s investment in the new public safety radio system represents a significant step forward in our public safety infrastructure,” said Fulton County Emergency Services Director 911 Joseph Barasoain. “With the expanded coverage, public safety personnel will have seamless access to critical information in the field.”

Using Motorola Solutions ASTRO® 25 network, Fulton County first responders will be able to communicate with other agencies throughout Fulton County and in counties throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The new standards-based digital network replaces an existing analog radio system.

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