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Mock Exercises Planned To Test New Cross-Border Emergency Communications Capabilities

Tuesday August 11th, 2015, 7:33pm


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A mock exercise will be held Wednesday to test new upgrades to the emergency communications capabilities of the first-responders on both sides of the border.

Wayne County Michigan received $4-million to upgrade communications devices and improve partnerships on both sides of the border.

Upgrades include equipment installed in the tunnel to extend coverage within the tunnel. Previously, there was no radio coverage at the point of entry and throughout the tunnel. Now, there is full coverage for police, fire, EMS and other emergency services on both side of the border.

In addition, 30 hand-held radios for emergency personnel in Windsor-Essex.

Wednesdays exercise will involve four drills, each designed to test the increased communications capabilities and operational efficiency of the equipment.

There will be no public disruption from the exercise

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