Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Participating Agencies Celebrate Having All Area First Responders Hooked Up To Yuma Regional Communications System

Participating agencies in the Yuma Regional Communications System gathered recently in Yuma City Hall to mark the occasion of all area first responders being hooked up to the award-winning system.
The Cocopah and Quechan tribes went live on the New World data system. With that, all local and tribal agencies operating within Yuma County are now integrated into the same data system. Interfaces are also now tied into federal and state agencies. In the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, which were exacerbated by failures of the radio communications systems used in New York, the vision of forming a regional partnership consisting of the law and fire agencies started in March 2003 with a unanimous "show of hands" at a meeting of all the local agencies. The YRCS partnership has brought in over $25.5 million in grants for law enforcement and fire agencies and is recognized among the premier regional partnerships and modern radio and data systems in the country.

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