Panel OKs EMS proposal

November 08, 1992|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

Carroll County's Radio Replacement Committee has approved a proposal to send to engineering firms interested in overseeing the upgrade of Carroll's emergency services radio system to an 800 megahertz frequency.

The system links county firefighters and ambulance crews with each other, their stations and the Emergency Operations Center.

The committee met Thursday night to discuss changes to the document submitted for their consideration at last month's meeting by Jay Nave, chairman of the committee appointed by the county commissioners in August.

"We only made a few changes, many of which dealt with grammar and word choice," Mr. Nave said. "We were trying to make our ideas more clear. We also made the consultant responsible for securing the permits to ensure the work falls within county building codes."

The committee will advertise for the engineering consultants by mid-December with hopes to select a firm by the end of March, Mr. Nave said.

The proposal outlines the company's responsibilities, such as aiding the county in setting requirements for bid proposals.

The firm will also be responsible for testing the completed worto ensure it meets the county's needs and operates properly.

However, the committee must wait until it is assured of radifrequency space before it can award the contract.

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