“It’s really a new and better tool for us to serve the public”

The installation of new transmission sites has completed in the core area (Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Saanich) and testing on the new P25 system is underway with operational transition to the new system expected later this summer.

“We have been field testing the new (P25) system in Saanich and have been impressed with the audio quality and consistency of coverage across the board but particularly in areas where we may have experienced challenges in the past. It’s really a new and better tool for us to serve the public and enhance the safety of first responders. Our crews are looking forward to cutting over and going live later in the year .” Deputy Fire Chief Frank Macdonald (Saanich Fire Department)

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