Radios to link emergency workers

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 7:52 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A $30-million radio system that links city, county and state emergency workers will begin full-time use on Monday.

The radios replace a 20-year-old communication system that required firefighters to contact dispatchers in order to get messages delivered to police.

The new system will allow emergency workers direct contact.

The system was paid for with funds gathered from a half-cent public safety sales tax that voters approved in 2000.