Submitted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the continued multisite expansion of the Niagara County Public Safety Radio Network has been completed. This latest expansion includes tower sites in the towns of Wheatfield, Wilson and Somerset. These sites were selected to enhance coverage areas for the digital radio system, which is utilized by police, fire, EMS and other government agencies in Niagara County.
Filicetti said “Emergency communications is vital for our first responders. We have identified and employed the latest technology in an effort to ensure connectivity within our communications network.
“In addition, I would like to thank the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., Wilson Historical Society and Barker Central School for allowing these sites to be housed on their property. Their commitment to public safety should be commended.”
The construction of all three sites, at a cost of $3.28 million, was funded by New York State Department of Homeland Security Statewide Interoperable Communications Grants, which the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office received.
“These tower projects take a considerable amount of time and energy to manage. Chief Deputy Rob Richards took the task on and did a great job seeing these through to completion,” Filicetti said.