Radio communications are the primary means used to notify and communicate with first responders. Recently, it was discovered that there was a problem at one of the county's primary towers that required the replacement of a repeater and amplifier. While costly, without this replacement, notifying and communicating with firefighters with several of the county's fire protection districts was nearly impossible.
Fortunately the Jersey County Board made public safety funds available to fix the problem and we are happy to announce that the repeater and amplifier at the tower site have been replaced. While this may seem like routine maintenance to some, ensuring adequate communications with our responders is essential not only for their safety, but for the safety of the residents of Jersey County as well. Its also important for people to see cooperation within government and how their tax dollars are spent. Thank you to everyone that played a part in making this repair possible.