The Miami County Communication Center Board has approved updating the county Emergency Alert System equipment that is 15 years old.
The system is housed at the county Communication Center in Troy and used for the countywide 911 system. When activated, an Emergency Alert System broadcast overrides radio and TV broadcasts to issue an emergency message such as a tornado warning.
Jeff Busch, center director, told the board July 30 the current equipment is not capable of being Internet based and has displayed problems with jamming. The board supported a request to replace the current system at the Communication Center for $4,881 along with buying a second unit for the county’s alternate dispatch location in the emergency operations center. The second unit would cost $6,941 including installation. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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