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Posted on: August 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Safety services to upgrade radios

Butler 911 is about to replace its emergency dispatching system, transitioning from an analog radio network into a digital one using a different band of frequencies and requiring compatible equipment in each of the County’s fire and emergency medical services agencies. At its August 2 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors approved the purchase, installation and cost-sharing agreements to bring all of Cranberry’s emergency services into compliance. The agreements cover mobile radios, base radios, portable radios, and pagers for firefighters which will completely replace the current equipment when the new system goes live late this year or early in 2019. Butler County will pay 75% of the basic equipment cost. Additional equipment and functionality, amounting to $350,425, will be paid from a combination of contributions from the Township, the Fire Relief Association, and Cranberry EMS.

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