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department management made that transition run smoothly. The change to an 800 MHz

radio system will be no different and will require equal planning, training and support

from senior management and other stakeholders.

4.

How will the changes to an 800 MHz radio system impact fire and rescue

operations?

Overall, the transition to an 800 MHz radio system should yield improved

communications both within and outside of the county to a limited distance. We will be

increasing our channel capability from three to fifteen. This should reduce radio

congestion that we currently experience and thus make dispatching easier and more

efficient. The digital technology should improve the quality of transmission and reduce

the need to repeat messages which will increase safety for our personnel. Interoperability

with surrounding jurisdictions will be improved since Fairfax County to the northeast and

Loudoun County to the north currently have compatible 800 MHz radio systems and

Fauquier County to the west will implement the 800 MHz radio system with eighteen

(18) months. The 800 MHz radio system will have many safety features that we do not

currently have, such as, unit identifiers, emergency activation buttons, repeater, and talk

around channels to utilize.

One major concern will be the distance that our units will be able to transmit back

to our dispatcher once they leave the county to assist other jurisdictions on request for

mutual aid. 800 MHz signals cannot travel as far as 154 MHz signals and therefore we

need to determine the realistic distances that we will have outside of the county. An

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