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P.E.I. to update emergency radio system

March 4, 2015, Charlottetown - First responders in Prince Edward Island will soon be getting a new multimillion-dollar mobile radio system to help improve communications during emergencies.

Public Safety Minister Janice Sherry says the current radio system is outdated and no longer reliable.

The provincial government will spend $3 million to install a system that will use newer technology to provide better coverage across the Island.

The mobile radios will be used by the RCMP, paramedics and firefighters.

Pat Kelly, a 911 provincial co-ordinator for the P.E.I. Office of Public Safety, says the new system will also allow Island first responders to communicate with their counterparts if they are assisting on a call in Nova Scotia.

The province hopes to have the new radio system up and running by late fall.

March 4, 2015 
By The Canadian Press

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