Modern Communications Center For Fire, Other Town Departments

Issue 7 and Volume 128.

Modern Communications Center For Fire, Other Town Departments Photo by Bruce Cunningham-Werdnigg A new communications center is one of the results of extensive renovations to the Guilford, Conn., town hall. The center, which is in the basement, gives the town one of the most modern and efficient communications setups of any small town in the area. An 18 X 24-foot section of the basement has been finished off to provide room for a new switchboard, a radio equipment room, locker space for the operators, and toilet and cooking facilities. A two-position telephone switchboard handles calls for all town departments, including fire and police emergency calls. One position at the board gives the operator access to fire, police and highway department radio frequencies, and an additional radio dispatch position permits a third person to handle all three radio frequencies during an emergency. Three towns share frequency A diesel-powered generator provides standby…

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