What does Chief David Jayne know.......
that you might want to know?
It all started over ten years ago, (2003) to be exact, when
David's fire department was given the opportunity to join forces
with other agencies, both law enforcement and other fire
departments, by standardizing on the use of a common 2-way radio
This new system was to be an end to all communications problems
relating to range, reliability, and interoperability. It
even qualified for federal assistance funding.
Now, over ten years later, things haven't worked out quite as
well as expected. The cost of radios is much higher than what we
could pay for alternative communications products. We can
only purchase from one manufacturer, and have our radios
programmed and serviced by a single service provider. We are even
told how many radios we can purchase to put on the system!