DaneCom, a new $18 million emergency communications network, broke ground Wednesday near Verona.
County Executive Joe Parisi led the ground-breaking at the site of several radio tower sites that will comprise the new DaneCom system. The system will link emergency responders and public work officials on one radio network.
“Whether it’s a car crash or fire, tornado, flood, or blizzard, responders from across our county work together everyday to keep us safe and this new radio system will help ensure a seamless, well-coordinated response,” Parisi said. “By partnering with communities throughout the county, we are able to make a significant investment in public safety despite historically difficult economic times. Despite the boundaries that divide our cities, villages, and towns DaneCom will make it easier for public safety responders to work together and save lives.”