Wayne County, in cooperation with the village of Newark, will locate transmitters on the rooftop of the Village Municipal Building, 100 E. Miller St., with the intention of improving public safety and protecting first responders.
These additional units will benefit police, fire and emergency medical services public radio system users by providing greater and more consistent communication services.
“This communication system upgrade will help the dedicated volunteers in our fire department immensely,” said Al Schober, fire commissioner.
Stu Blodgett, police commissioner, said, “The addition of this radio tower will enhance the ability of our police department and NAVA to respond to critical life-saving situations.”
Mayor Jonathan Taylor was enthusiastic about the upgrade being performed by Wayne County and its 911 Service Center.
“Any opportunity for the village to share services with the county and improve public safety is a win-win for everyone,” he said.