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Radio System Update for PGFD Users

Based on feedback from field personnel and to maximize the efficiency of the A/B/C selector switch on the portable radio, we have decided to make some changes with regards to dispatch of units on various talk groups.  Effective Friday, February 3, 2012 at 0700 hours, calls that were previously dispatched to 8-Golf-3 or 8-Golf-7 will […]

PGFD Switches to New 700 MHZ Radio System – Simulcasting Ends

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications flipped the switch this morning ending the simulcast of the Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department which is now fully operational on the County’s upgraded 700 MHZ TDMA radio system. Over the past several months Fire/EMS apparatus have had the new radios installed and portable radios distributed to stations and […]

Radio Switchover Date Nears for PGFD

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is very close to switching over to the County’s upgraded radio system. Over the past several months Fire/EMS apparatus have had the new radios installed and portable radios distributed to stations and support personnel. The Fire/EMS Department has […]

PGFD’s New Radio System – “The Sky is Falling – The Sky is Falling”

BY: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 The word on the street is that no one will be able to monitor the transmissions involving the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department when we move to the new radio system. This could not be farther from reality. The main dispatch frequency and many operational […]