The Fire/Rescue department took delivery of fifty-one (51) new portable radios and related appurtenances on Thursday … these new 800 MHz radios are valued at about
$424,000. Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority (OCCDA) purchased the equipment for local municipal fire and police departments.
Chief Gerencer noted that Township′s firefighters will train with the new technology over the next 2 months and that the Ottawa County 800 MHz radio project is scheduled to “go live” on October 2nd.
In addition to the personal radios that will be used by the Township Fire/Rescue crew, all the Township′s vehicles and apparatus will have 800 MHz mobile radios installed.
The new radios will help with interoperability between police, fire, EMS, and other agencies involved during a mass casualty incident, like the recent water rescue at the Grand Haven State Park.