The City of Fort Worth’s Wireless Communications Division supports a public safety radio system that provides communications for first responders across much of North Central Texas.
Through partnerships with cities and counties in North Texas, more than 36,000 devices in more than 140 local, state, federal and private entities in eight counties access the system for either primary communications or mutual aid operations. Shown in the image, Fort Worth Wireless Communications and its tower on wheels were deployed to Parker County when a tornado destroyed a radio tower used by Parker County Sheriff.
The system is the anchor of a comprehensive interoperability communications plan utilized daily by law enforcement and fire departments across the region. The system’s interop capabilities provide agencies the ability to communicate with one another whenever they perform joint operations whether planned or not.
Agencies throughout Tarrant, Johnson, Ellis and Parker counties also use Fort Worth’s Wireless Communications Division for radio maintenance and programming.
In addition to standard radio services, the division supports remote public safety incidents and events with its mobile communications center, tower on wheels, portable generators, and technical support capabilities.