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Tavares, Florida 32778

 Countywide Radio Program
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The Office of Public Safety Support's Countywide Radio Program is charged with the acquisition, installation, testing, and ongoing maintenance of all County-owned communications and many ancillary electronic systems. These systems include two-way systems, which operate on VHF, UHF, 700 and 800 Megahertz (MHz). These responsibilities are handled in-house and in concert with a Countywide radio maintenance contract vendor. The Office of Public Safety Support's Countywide Radio Section is available 24/7 for emergency situations and emergency repair support and coordination.

All Public Safety first responders within Lake County, including the Lake County Office of Public Safety Support participate in the consolidated 700/800mhz Public Safety countywide radio program, owned and operated by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. This system, which went live in July 2009, allows all law enforcement, fire-rescue, EMS and corrections communications to take place on a single, unified system. This system, purchased from Motorola, Inc., consists of 18 tower sites strategically located across the county to provide seamless, reliable and instant communications for the Lake County Public Safety, Lake County Fire Rescue, Lake EMS, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol (assigned in Lake County area), The Villages and the 14 municipal police and fire departments within Lake County. This system is a Project25 (P25) standards based system, and utilizes the VHF, UHF, 700 and 800 MHz public safety spectrum to communicate with first responders in the field. The system consists of over 3,200 mobile-mounted, portable (hand-carried), aircraft, marine and dispatch console radios countywide.

The Countywide Radio Program provides infrastructure oversight, equipment/tower/shelter management, installation of emergency equipment into County and municipal vehicles, preventative maintenance, user training, inventory and property control, programming and repair of two way radios, maintenance and repair of incident response vehicle electronic systems, FCC licensing, repair of miscellaneous electronic systems such as public address "PA' systems, audio visual support, marine and aviation electronics, satellite and microwave telecommunications, and supporting incident and event responses.
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