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County switches on new communications system

By Gary Popp
Published in News on April 6, 2011 1:46 PM

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Danny Tillman, a Wayne County emergency dispatcher, tests the new emergency services paging system that went online Monday morning. Emergency Services was the first to make use of the new, $10 million communications system. Since then, fire and law enforcement have also logged onto the system. Shane Kilpatrick, left, of Communications International, the company that installed the system, looks on.

Wayne County emergency officials say they are nearly 95 percent through the process of converting the emergency communication system from analog to digital. Wayne County Fire Marshal Bryan Taylor said the only agencies left to make the switch are...

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