Work begins to renovate Emporia-Lyon County emergency communication system Featured

Work begins to renovate Emporia-Lyon County emergency communication system Lyon County screenshot

After extensive discussions stretching well over a year and final approval earlier this fall, action has started on renovating the Emporia-Lyon County emergency radio system.


Lyon County Emergency Management Director Jarrod Fell updated the process on KVOE's Morning Show this week. He says the process is taking two tracks. One is to build facilities and install generators at three different tower sites across the county, and that work should start within the next two weeks. The other track is replacing the current equipment, and the equipment could be in hand before Christmas.

Fell says the project is needed.

Fell says the total cost is over $5 million, including equipment, infrastructure and post-warranty costs. He says the system will handle emergency services across the county, as well as LCAT, different city-county facilities and the county's school districts. Fell says the renovations will let the city and county communicate easily with the Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation and other cities and counties across Kansas.

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