From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — First responders in Jefferson County are now more equipt to handle wide-scale disasters, according to a press release.
Jefferson County’s Information Technology Services Department announced all 65 partnering agencies across the county are now on the same radio system. The upgrade to Motorola’s P25 Technology is in place for all county offices, first responders, Jefferson County EMA and 911 centers.
The system is built to withstand widespread disasters including tornadoes and flooding.
The transfer to the new system was successfully completed on July 31, 2019. Dispatchers at 10 different 911 call centers are now using Motorola Solutions MCC7500 dispatch consoles to connect directly with first responders and partner agencies. And more than 9,000 Motorola two-way radios are being used in partner agencies.
Motorola Solutions has been a partner with both Jefferson County and the city of Birmingham for 20 years.