During a nearly 2 hour discussion and presentation last week, the Ridgefield Board of Selectmen heard from the Radio Communications Task Force about the Police, Fire, EMS, Highway Department and Parks and Rec radio systems. First Selectman Rudy Marconi says it's an expensive project, a little more than $4 million.
Fire and Police departments, as well as other emergency departments, now use different radio frequencies. Marconi says rather than upgrade in patches as the town has done for various departments, it became evident during the last few major storms a systemwide overhaul is needed.
If it were to be approved, Marconi says it would be about two years from now before the system could be installed. The town would use a new tower in the Ridgebury section of town that has not yet been approved by the Connecticut Citing Council.