Walter Weltner, Jr., vice chair, NC Fire Commission; NC Police Chief Ed Horace; NC Executive Ed Mangano; Garden City volunteer firefighter Richard Gardner, chair, NC Fire Commission; and Ronald Magarie, secretary, NC Fire Commission.
Garden City is among the 70+ fire departments in Nassau County to receive two portable radios to help ensure the communication interoperability between all first responders.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said each department received XTS 2500
portable radios with a charger and spare battery. He noted that "appropriate talk groups" have
been installed to allow departmental communication on the new 500 MHz
system currently used by the Nassau County Police
According to a county press release, Mangano has dedicated "significant" resources to the fire service since taking office.
"Much needed repairs
to the Fire Academy, along with construction of two new burn buildings
and a new mask confidence building, ensure proper training continue for
years to come. A state-of-the-art medical communication center at
Nassau University Medical Center is also underway," the release states.
Funding has been secured for college scholarships, new computer
technology at Firecom, which the Garden City Fire Department has been using since August, and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office as
well as for fire department equipment and Motorola portable radios in
fire department ambulances.