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Northwest Ohio Regional Public Safety System

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NameNorthwest Ohio Regional Public Safety System
OwnersFulton County, Lucas County, Toldeo City, Perrysburg City
Owner TypePublic
CountiesLucas, Fulton, Wood
StateOhio
CountryUnited States

System Details
Band700/800 MHz
TypeProject 25 Phase I
ID1CF
WACNBEE00
NAC?

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WNYK324, WQGI275, WQGI302, WQGN639, WQNY921, WQVF571

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System Background

Currently, Wood County is in process of planning to migrate to a fully modern radio system that promotes interoperability with neighboring jurisdictions. They have expressed a very strong interest in joining this network, especially in the wake of the devastating EF-4 tornado that struck the area on June 5, 2010. This disaster underscored the need for the county to not only modernize their two-way radio communications, but also be on the same page as other nearby communities. By joining the growing Northwest Ohio Regional Public Safety System, this would allow them to operate on a modern, fully-functional interoperability radio system by allowing them to communicate with neighboring communities, but the new radios would also grant easy access to the statewide MARCS TRS. This would permit Wood County first responders to communicate from any location across the Buckeye State.


Past News Updates

Update Posted on 2012-03-13 21:53:36

The city of Rossford, located in northern Wood County, has decided to join the Northwest Ohio Regional Public Safety System. City council voted unanimously last night to replace their legacy radio system, with Project 25 compliant radio equipment that will allow interoperability with neighboring public safety agencies.

The nearby communities of Perrysburg Township and Northwood are also taking a serious look at joining this trunked radio system. If they decide to join, both Perrysburg Township and Northwood would also be on the same page as other nearby communities. This would help to create a totally interoperable communications environment for all first responders.

Update Posted on 2008-03-26 21:15:46

The Lucas County Public Safety, Project 25 TRS, is now up and fully operational. All public safety agencies across Lucas County, including the city of Toledo are now on the new system. Moreover, on January 30, 2008, the old city of Toledo analog 800 MHz TRS (1B15), was finally deactivated. Subsequently, all of their 800 MHz channel pairs were shifted over to the new Project 25 TRS.

This new state-of-the-art radio system, brings all of Lucas County's First Responders onto a common, interoperable communications platform. Likewise, this system interfaces with the neighboring MPSCS TRS in Michigan, but more importantly, will able to tie into the proposed ASTRO 7.1 upgrade to the MARCS TRS, when it is completed at a yet to be determined date. When the latter TRS is revamped, Lucas County Public Safety units, will be able to communicate with MARCS subscribers from across the Buckeye State; thus, greatly enhancing emergency and disaster communications, should the need to interface with these units ever arise.

Update Posted on 2006-08-15 15:41:40

Progress continues on the planning and eventual implementation of this new interoperable communications network. Radio orders from the County have been placed with Motorola, and individual communities are expected to make their purchases by the end of next month. Apparently, those agencies that take advantage of this large volume purchase agreement, will save more money in long-run.

All police, fire, Homeland Security, and some EMS dispatching will move to this new TRS. Likewise, fire paging will move to a new frequency of 157.450 MHz. However, for the time being, there are no plans to abandon the UHF Med channels currently in use.

When completed in 2007, the new state-of-the-art radio system, will bring the city of Toledo and Lucas County's public safety communications technology into the 21st Century.

Update Posted on 2006-06-11 11:12:58

The city of Toledo, and Lucas County, have officially applied to the FCC to install and implement a 12-site, Project 25 Simulcast TRS. The system is expected to be fully constructed and operational by March 30, 2007. The new TRS will use the following locations:

  • 1701 N STADIUM RD (OREGON)
  • 9555 JERUSALEM RD (JERUSALEM TWP)
  • 1655 N REYNOLDS RD (TOLEDO)
  • 5225 LEWIS AVE (TOLEDO)
  • 1424 S DETROIT AVE (TOLEDO)
  • ONE GOVERNMENT PLAZA (TOLEDO)
  • CITY LIMITS ON MAUMEE W (MAUMEE)
  • 13387 LUDWIG RD (GRAND RAPIDS)
  • 13110 WATERVILLE-SWANTON RD (WHITEHOUSE)
  • 1369 N IRWIN RD (TOLEDO)
  • 4425 S BERKEY SOUTHERN RD (SWANTON)
  • 5200 HARROUN RD (SYLVANIA)

Update Posted on 2005-12-30 15:54:35

Monroe County officials, along with the MPSCS, in cooperation with Lucas County's E-9-1-1 Committee, have agreed to let the state of Michigan erect a new site in Lucas County, Ohio that will greatly improve portable radio coverage across the southern part of the county.

Currently, there are some rather significant coverage issues in south central Monroe County, especially with handheld radios. The new MPSCS site, which will be part of the already established Monroe County simulcast system, should correct these issues once it goes online late next spring. Moreover, the new site represents a cooperative agreement reached between Monroe and Lucas Counties.

As part of this agreement, all of the radios will share common/mutual aid talkgroups that will help enhance interoperability not only between the two counties, but also in the future with Michigan and Ohio.

The new radio tower that is being constructed on Lewis Avenue (Old US-23) in Toledo's North End is part of a new, multi-site, Project 25 TRS that will cover all of Lucas County. That being said, the new system will use CQPSK simulcast technology, where all of the radio transmissions are rebroadcast off all the towers at the same time, on the same channel pair. Moreover, the new system will be on the cutting-edge of public safety communications that will include updated MDCs, which will eventually include interfacing with national databases that will allow law enforcement personnel retrieve suspect photos and fingerprints in a matter of seconds.

For Monroe County, the new site will mean the elimination of dead spots for portable radios on crucial highway and rail arteries, which could hamper response efforts in times of an emergency or disaster. However, more important is the long-term ramifications of building a communications system that will greatly enhance interoperability, not only throughout all of Lucas County, but the sharing of resources across the border with Michigan, making this the best solution for the entire Toledo Metro area.

Update Posted on 2005-09-28 11:36:23

This is the first step in a multi-phase project that will bring a countywide Project-25 simulcast system online by 2007. In addition, radios for this new system will be capable of operating on the statewide MARCS network. When completed, all public safety agencies across Lucas County will be on the new system that will also enhance communications between Lucas County and Monroe County in Michigan.

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