Kenosha County should move quickly to construct new communication towers

  • Source: Kenosha News
  • Published: 02/13/2019 02:01 AM

If ever a project should speed along, it’s the construction of two new communication towers in Kenosha and Silver Lake Park. At issue are fire and police emergency communications that are inadequate or not even possible now in so many spots that include along Lake Michigan in Somers and Pleasant Prairie and along the state line to the far reaches of Kenosha County. “When you get along the lakeshore, our portable radios are completely useless,” said Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson. Wilkinson, head of a consortium of rural fire departments, compares it to 9/11 when New York fire and police personnel inside the World Trade Center could not be reached when it became clear the buildings were collapsing.


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