The Countywide Communications System is the primary means of radio communications for Lucas County’s first responders. Every Police, Fire, and EMS agency in the county uses the system. Currently, there are over 9,000 active radios. Primary funding is from the 9-1-1 levy for infrastructure and network required to keep it running.
Operationally, it is a state-of-the-art, 18-channel, P25 800 MHz trunked simulcast system. There are (12) tower sites, linked by microwave, to provide seamless coverage for the entire county. There are also three (3) 700 MHz sites linked to the Lucas County system. They are in Fulton, Henry, and northern Wood Counties. The multiple sites provide coverage to much of northwest Ohio.
Countywide Communications Staff