Firefighters say radios are still a problem

DENVER — Colorado firefighters say they are still having trouble contacting other firefighters and agencies because their radios are not compatible.

Black Forest Fire Department chief Bob Harvey told the Colorado Legislature’s Wildfire Matters Review Committee on Monday that he had to have two radios while battling a fire that destroyed 486 homes in June.

The Durango Herald Reports the problem has been going on for a decade after the state converted to a digital radio system to help local agencies communicate and ran out of money.



COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.




Search More Jobs






THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy