Tipton County firefighters deal with radio glitch

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. – Tipton County Emergency Management reported Thrusday the problem with firefighters’ radios is fixed.

The issue began Wednesday due to an antenna problem at a county landfill.

It could have made communication a problem for firefighters in an emergency situation.

A specialist was able to repair the problem Wednesday night, so the radios could run again smoothly.

Tipton County did not report any additional problems as a result of the radio glitch.

The county is in the process of converting responders to a single new radio system to improve communication.

While most of the county’s law enforcement has made the switch, firefighters haven’t been able to yet.

“It’s just going to take some time to get that done. When it’s completed, we will have a super radio communication system put in county-wide,” said Tipton County Emergency Management Director Tommy Dunavant.

Dunavant said it is unclear when all agencies will be on the new radio system, but it will hopefully happen before the end of the year.

People living in the county that WREG spoke with were unaware of the problem.

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