Groton fire, EMS join state radio system

15 Mar 2024

Community Interest

The announcement transmitted over dispatch at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday that all departments for Groton Fire Alarm were operating on the state radio system was met with applause as fire, EMS, police, city, and town officials, gathered at the town police department.

The moment marked a two-year effort to switch Groton’s fire departments and EMS to the state’s Connecticut Land Mobile Radio Network, joining local police who had previously switched to the system.

The state system allows the local departments to talk to other departments and state agencies across the state. In an emergency, the police and fire departments and ambulance services could all switch to the same channel and talk as a group.

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