Martin County building new communication tower to eliminate 'dead zones' for first responders

Article Posted on October 23, 2020

Martin County is creating a clearer line of communication for first responders.

County leaders announced plans to build a new public safety communications tower in Hobe Sound to enhance radio coverage for paramedics, fire rescue, and law enforcement.

Commissioner Harold Jenkins said the county learned first responders were finding areas in the southern part of the county where radio communications were not always clear, calling them “dead zones.”

Jenkins said the problem was usually experienced by first responders inside structures.

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