Llinois County Selects Warning And Messaging System
DuPage County, Ill., has decided to purchase a satellite-based warning and messaging system called EMnet to improve communication channels during times of emergency.
The county has approved $268,000 toward the purchase of the system and will use $409,000 in federal grant money to pay for the rest.
The system will allow police, fire, and health care personnel in all county municipalities to share warning information and coordinate responses during any kind of emergency situation.
EMnet guarantees the security and accuracy of messages sent through its Internet lines.
County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said DuPage’s participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s TOPOFF exercise last spring prompted county officials to purchase the sophisticated communications system in order to improve emergency response efforts.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from Government Technology (02/04).