Laurens County Complying with FCC Mandate

      Laurens County Council this week took action on a matter requiring financial consideration in order for the county to comply with orders from the FCC. Council unanimously approved a request by County Fire Service Director Greg Lindley Tuesday to allocate, designate and establish a reserve fund to enable compliance with a recent FCC mandate.

     The mandate requires all emergency agencies to operate their radios in narrowband, which means the replacement of mobile radios, portable radios, and pagers that are not capable of being reprogrammed to narrowband operations.

     Lindley told council that they are very close to this objective, but still are in need of twelve Motorola PM 1500 mobile radios, and fifty Motorola Monitor V Pagers, with a price tag of $41,500.