ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A first-of-its-kind network for emergency responders launched in Adams County.

Just like the cellular companies have their own networks, there’s now a 4-G network solely for first responders. And ADCOM 911, the dispatch center for police and fire agencies in Adams County, is the first to implement the new technology.

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It’s vital because in an emergency all the first responders can now communicate independent of the crowded networks everyone else is trying to use.

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“Where as a lot of times in major incidences the police and fire and EMS responders, the National Guard and everybody, they can’t get cellular coverage for a while because sites are destroyed and they’re not as hardened sites, as public sites are,” Bill Malone ADCOM 911 said. “And we’re not competing with people that are trying to get ahold of people, even in the emergency, which is normal.”

Adams County is now a model for other states hoping to deploy the technology in the future.

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