COMPLETED FIBER OPTIC PROJECT LINKS VITAL TOWN DEPARTMENTS
SUFFIELD, Conn. – The Town of Suffield continues to enhance communications and safety with the completion of its fiber optic project linking critical emergency services. First Selectman Melissa M. Mack touted the achievement stating, “This was an essential effort on many fronts but most importantly it ties together ambulance, police and fire to ensure effective communication on both a daily basis and in crisis situations.” The fiber also promises faster, more efficient speeds to all facilities and provides a backup communications transmitter to better secure the system in assisting first responders.
A year in the making, the undertaking extends the fiber from its original terminus at the Kent Memorial Library, to the Bridge Street School, Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association and Suffield Senior Center. Notably, the SVAA houses the Town of Suffield’s Emergency Operations Center. The extension joins departments already within the network including Town Hall, Fire Department, Parks & Recreation, the Highway Garage and the Police Department. Police, fire and ambulance are now all linked within the same network.
For additional questions, contact Kim Worthington at (860) 668-3838.