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By Michele Smith
The Times 

County Struggles with Outdated Equipment

Fire, ambulance, dispatch and sheriff’s office seek solutions


DAYTON--Outdated telecommunication equipment is causing consternation for the staff at the county’s emergency management dispatch center, the sheriff’s office, Fire Districts No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, and ambulance crews. It could be posing a safety issue for county residents as well.

Emergency Management Director Lisa Caldwell, Public Works Director Andrew Woods, Fire Chief Jeremy Phinney, Sheriff Rocky Miller, Allan Harris from Fire Dist. No. 1, and Thor Wiegman, from Industrial Communications in Spokane, were at last week’s BOCC workshop to discuss issues regarding the telecommuni...

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