Improving The Airwaves

City Acts On Emergency Communications Center’s Upgrade

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Posted: June 12, 2014

Jim Junkins, director of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, talks about the planned upgrades Wednesday at the ECC site on Tower Street. City Council has approved funds for a radio system upgrade, a $4 million project that also needs to be approved by the county. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Jim Junkins stands outside the ECC tower site on Tower Street.
Jim Junkins points out radio repeater consoles that will be replaced at the ECC site on Tower Street, allowing better interoperability between various public safety agencies. He says the new system will allow for better efficiency, such as more direct dialogue with Virginia State Police.

HARRISONBURG — City Council has approved almost $750,000 for an upgrade to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center’s radio system.

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