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Union County Retains Federal Engineering Consulting Services for Public Safety Communications System

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Union County Retains Federal Engineering Consulting Services for Public Safety Communications System

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, March 21, 2022 – Union County, SC has retained the services of Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to assist with improvements to the County’s public safety mobile radio system.

Chief Dennis J. Merrifield, Union County Fire Coordinator & Emergency Management Director said: “Like most public safety organizations today, Union County is experiencing several issues with our current radio communications system, and we desire professional technical support to address short-term, mid-term, and long-term communications improvements. We retained Federal Engineering, to respond to ad-hoc assignments as we work to improve communications for our first responder.”

Mr. Travis LePage, FE’s Director provided an overview of the project: “Federal Engineering’s support for the entire lifecycle of the County project includes a wide range of tasks:

  • Technical assistance to the County Fire Coordinator & Emergency Management Director and other county stakeholders
  • System capacity analysis or improvement studies
  • Site assessments and radio system analysis
  • Administrative support such as FCC license modifications or renewals
  • Program planning and project management
  • Analyses of radio operations and system/technology utilization in order to develop improvement recommendations
  • Generate RFPs as needed and review proposals from vendors
  • Procurement assistance
  • Design reviews and evaluations
  • Implementations support

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, RTTCs, ECCs, and EOCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to assess emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects in all 50 states and throughout Canada enhancing public safety systems for numerous state, regional, county, local and federal government clients.

In addition to its public sector work, Federal Engineering provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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