Lawmakers in Jefferson County are about to give the “okay” to buy over 1,000 new radios.
In conjunction with Motorola, the move is designed to upgrade the county’s radio system, which links up ambulances, fire departments, and police departments.
The new radios could end up eventually saving the county about $2 million over time, but would come at the cost of about $20 million.
Jefferson County is also closing in on picking spots for 12 new radio towers which will also help in the upgrade process.
All of the improvements will make communication easier for first responders throughout Jefferson County.