Fire and police personnel throughout Fayette County are getting a new digital radio system funded by SPLOST revenue. AJC file photo

Peachtree City updating emergency services radios

Peachtree City is upgrading its police and fire department radios to a fully digital system, a process also underway in the rest of Fayette County.

Fire-Rescue Chief Joe O’Conor updated the City Council at its Feb. 7 meeting, noting that the replacement was already approved by voters as part of the 2017 special purpose local option sales tax plan, of which the radios are project No. 31. The city’s current radios are not upgradable to new technology.

Last November, the county awarded the radio replacement contract to Texas-based E. F. Johnson, for a package that includes Kenwood radios for police and fire personnel as well as employees in several other departments.

Peachtree City’s cost for the new radios is estimated at just over $1.4 million, with delivery expected in the near future.

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