It won’t cost much, if anything, but the Godfrey Fire Protection District now has its own dedicated radio frequency. Godfrey Township has an unused radio frequency, which has been sitting idle, since the township doesn’t use radios. An agreement was signed earlier this month that will allow the firefighters to take over that frequency and in theory, streamline its operations.
Godfrey Fire Protection District Chief Eric Kambarian says his crews had been sharing its frequency with a number of other first responders.
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He says this will allow them to do training and perform their duties without having to fight 18 other departments for access. Much attention was given to freeing up radio frequency spectrum following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, when first responders had difficulty communicating in the chaos that followed the attacks.