Supervisor wants new system for Hinds and contract ended
The $4 million being spent to maintain the county’s emergency communications system would be better used to finance a new one with a warranty, so says District Four Supervisor Phil Fisher.
The current system was installed 14 years ago and is being described as out-of-date and faulty by county officials and first responders spoken to by the Sun.
The system was installed in 1999 and came online in 2000 or 2001, according to Hinds County Emergency Management Director Mark Young. The system has a lifespan of about 10 years, he said.