On May 17th, Motorola Solutions Inc. hosted a celebratory event for the county’s public safety responders, agency officials and local representatives. DoIT's MD FiRST team, Senator George Edwards, and Delegates Michael McKay and Wendell Beitzel attended along with many of the first responders and radio specialist from Allegany County. Mission BBQ catered the picnic.
“Communications is vital in everything we do from a simple control check to a major incident,” said Captain Chuck Ternent, Cumberland Police, Allegany County, MD. “It’s great to now be able to pick up your microphone and get a clear message through.”
“By joining the Maryland FiRST mission-critical radio system, Allegany County experienced immediate benefits including enhanced coverage and interoperability with first responders across the state,” said Mike Leonard, Mid-Atlantic Territory Vice-President at Motorola Solutions. “Motorola Solutions is honored to work with the county to provide solutions first responders need to help keep people safe.”