Dead zones that have long plagued the Scituate Fire Department communication system will be addressed by the end of December, says Fire Chief John Robinson of the Hope Jackson Fire Company.
The size of the town and its diverse geography has led to communication issues and dead zones in all four fire departments in Scituate, according to the chief. He said the system has seen repairs through the years, but it’s time to “revamp the entire radio system.”
“This is really great. I’m glad we had the opportunity to do this. We had a few upgrades over the years but none of them really solved the problem,” Robinson said.
The catalyst for getting the repairs done correctly occurred during a February house fire on Matteson Road where communications between responders on the ground and firefighters inside the building went out.