Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming will soon have a statewide emergency communications network. Bob Simmons with the state's public safety communications program says that Wyolink should be up and running by 2007. The radio system would allow separate public safety agencies to communicate on shared frequencies across town county and agency jurisdictions. Simmons describes the current emergency radio communications system.
Wyolink lets first responders talk to each other on mobile radios through a network of radio towers and enough frequencies to alleviate congestion. Simmons sayspublic safety agencies such as fire and police departments are being encouraged to join the system but the program is voluntary for local agencies.