Governor Reynolds demonstrates new statewide emergency radio system

Governor Kim Reynolds placed the ceremonial ‘first call’ at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, using a new statewide radio network that will be used by public safety agencies, hospitals, first responders and public schools, her office reports. The Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System (ISICS) is built on Motorola Solutions ASTRO 25 mission-critical radio technology, and should provide resilient coverage against extreme weather and across large distances.