Delaware unveils new communication towers

    The portable emergency radio towers can go to any disaster site where emergency communications have been disrupted.

    Delaware’s Department of homeland security unveiled something they hope will help the state keep up communications during any kind of an emergency.

    It’s an 85 tower that can broadcast in the 800 mhz frequency.  The towers can move to any part of the state where communications have been disrupted.

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    “Maintaining communication during an emergency is critical to public safety. Our 800 MHz communications system is a life line for our law enforcement, fire service and public safety partners,” said Kevin Wilson, president of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association, one of the many officials at the unveiling in Dover.

    Delaware state police colonel Robert Coupe calls radio communication paramount to any first responder team.  He called the towers (also known as site on wheels: SOW) as a key in the state’s emergency support system.  The towers are built to with stand any kind of weather, but officials caution, they are not indestructible.

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