Duct tape and bailing wire

BOCCC discusses outdated communication equipment

Carbon County commissioners discussed how communication among the county’s first responders could be improved but are still trying to figure out how to pay for a proposed $1.4 million communications upgrade.

The equipment currently used by county fire, sheriff’s office and road and bridge personnel to communicate is “archaic,” according to Carbon County Fire Warden John Rutherford, who discussed possible improvements at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners.

The communications equipment now in place on the county’s mountaintop sites is no longer supported, he said. In...


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