CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - "When someone calls 911 for an emergency, we use this radio system to send first responders on scene," explained Rich Troshak, the Director of Emergency Communications in Chesterfield. Those radios become a lifeline for responders rushing to a scene, as they gather critical information to protect the public and themselves.
"If there is a critical incident in a school, for example, the fire department and police need to go into that school, we need to make sure that radio system works all throughout that facility," he explained.
It would also allow emergency personnel in nearby counties stay in contact during emergencies. The towers in Chesterfield are just one puzzle piece in a Regional Communication system.
The project would cost 40 million dollars, the majority of which is being funded by a bond referendum passed back in 2013.
Once approved, construction could begin in June and last six months.
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