The message from Montgomery County’s fire union to Governor Larry Hogan was direct and alarming.
The county’s emergency radio system is on the brink of “catastrophic failure,” and officials must find a way to replace the system “as quickly as humanely possible.”
A three-page letter sent June 5 by International Association of Firefighters Lodge 1664 President Jeffrey Bundle to Hogan details concerns that the radio system is long overdue for an upgrade. Without a major change, the system could crash, the letter said.
“The Montgomery County radio system is at grave risk of catastrophic failure and has been failing,” the letter said.
“At this point, each and every day that public safety workers are in Montgomery County must rely on the Montgomery County radio system, more than one million [sic] residents, and my membership are at risk.”