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GCFD Receives New Radios to Improve Communication

Ed Mangano says appropriate talk groups have been installed on the new 500 MHz system currently used by the Nassau County Police Department.

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.
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 Department.

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.

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