The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office this weekend is testing its ability to communicate with other emergency agencies.
According to a release, the office’s Technical Support Unit is conducting an exercise that began Friday and will continue into Sunday. The release stated, “Law enforcement and public safety agencies use many different types of radios and frequencies which can make it difficult to communicate with one another on a common channel.”
The Technical Support Unit has capabilities to electronically patch together different types of radios to allow varying agencies to communicate in a joint emergency. Agencies participating in the exercise are the Bibb County Emergency Management Agency, the Crawford County Emergency Management Agency, Houston County Amateur Radio Emergency Services, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System, Southern Linc, Salvation Army Emergency Services, the Georgia National Guard and Tri-County Amateur Radio Service.