Fire chief details communication problems at fire to Marshall County Board; Provides updates on improvement project

  • Source: Times-Republican
  • Published: 11/24/2020 10:19 PM

State Center Fire Chief Brad Pfantz told the Marshall County Board of Supervisors about some communication problems fire departments experienced during the Thursday 18th Avenue blaze in Marshalltown. “There were eight, maybe nine departments in the county that responded to help Marshalltown — very similar to the tornado — and out of those 30 to 40 volunteers that were on scene for that fire, only one could talk to the command post and Chief Cross because our communication systems do not work together and that creates a very serious safety issue for volunteers that receive no pay,” he said. Pfantz also gave the Marshall County Board of Supervisors an update on the emergency communications update project during the regular meeting on Tuesday. He wanted to talk to attorney Kristen Stone with Ahlers & Cooney of Des Moines, about the project.


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