Calif. begins to fix emergency radio systems

By Ryan Huff
The Contra Costa Times

DUBLIN, Calif. East Bay leaders took a monumental step toward public safety recently when they started planning a $68 million communications system that will allow firefighters and law enforcement officers to speak on the same radio channels during emergencies.

A joint powers authority representing Alameda and Contra Costa counties and virtually every East Bay city met for the first time late last week to discuss how to fix their aging and incompatible radio systems.

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