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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11A Fine dancers Krista Marie Norris heads up her students as they demonstrate line dancing the Taylorsville Museum for Pioneer Days held June 13. Photo submitted near the front of Junkyard beauty AGREEMENT, from page IOA a routine radio message from one department interfered during the transmission of an emergency call from another department. This complicated network needed to be clarified to define how the new communication protocols would be enacted. "We had cases when fire departments had training nights for their paid and volunteer fire personnel. The problem was that departments were announcing this routine information using the same radio frequency as that used for 911 emergencies," said Waterman, thus potentially interfering with an emergency situation. That is one of the situations the new communications plan seeks to amend. In this instance a new protocol will be implemented: using the phone rather than the radio to make routine announcements or to send ' nonemergency information to personnel. Another primary aspect of the plan, as laid out in the document, is to assign clear responsibilities to department officials to make sure that the dispatch radio equipment in each fire district is compatible, that it WELCOME HIGH SIERRA MgSIC FESTIVAL ::is programme~teOrrectly and that it is compli~fit-~th, " : 443 Main Street, Quincy 283-4094 Federal Communications Commission regulations. Furthermore, the communications system document was designed to address concerns between departments by clearly defining the responsibilities of the Plumas County Sheriffs Office as an emergency call transfer dispatcher;Plumas County OES, which maintains licensing; and county fire department administrators who use the dispatch system. Official responsibilities were decided upon via a cooperative effort between the Communications Committee and the fire chiefs through back-and-forth correspondence over several months. "It helps everyone to understand where they fit within the system, which was not well-documented before," Waterman said. He said he expects that clearly delineating responsibilities and implementing new protocols will heighten the effectiveness of county emergency services. "The biggest advantage to standardizing procedures is getting everyone on the same page," Waterman said. Another objective of the Communications Committee, in conjunction with the communications plan, is to look at the infrastructure that the county is responsible for maintaining, in particular antiquated mountaintop repeaters that are in need of replacement. Repeaters are wireless electronic relays that provide a l~ne-of-sight link between different regions that do not have a direct connection: "Unfortunately, there.., :- aren't enough funds to replace them other than seeking grant money or raising money on our own," said Waterman. "We're hoping that the Board of Supervisors will be on board with this goal, too." In order to request funds, he said, "We needed a Lowest Prices of the Year for Exterior Painting! Free Estimates Summer time Slots Filling Fast Siding/Deck Restoration & Brightening Over 20. Years in Plumas County Lead-Safe Certified Protect and Beautify your Home with west Prices of the Year BOB RAYMOND PAINTING 836-1339 or 249-3966 CA ~ic ~7;59277 www, brpaints.com ' well-documented proposal that identifies replacement costs, estimated service life, those types of things for the Board of Supervisors to look at." Now that the "Coordinated Use of Countywide Fire Radio Communications System" document -- which also includes a compendium of countywide radio frequencies -- is completed, Waterman said he' expects Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, who is, a member of the Communications Committee, to voice the need to supervisors and county officials for funding. Plumas County fire districts have signed off on the communications agreement document. Well over d' Lemon June 21. Tim West and his grand prize trophy. Event organizer Claudia Vickers said, "The junky, smelly car show was spirited and fun and the Elks barbecue and DJ Tim Bali's music added to the day's festivities." Photo by Mike Taborski 20 car and truck owners proudly displayed their junk at Quincy's first-ever Concours Car Show following the annual Father's Day Fly-In festivities in Quincy on Sunday, 1950 GMC truck loaded with manure was the crowd's choice for the Driveway Slurry Sealing Hot Melted Crack Filling Small Patch Work Free Estimate I (530) 532-1470 Serving Plumas County since 1993 Lewis P. Beck Jr. Lic. #669409 DRIVEWAY MAI NTENANCE: SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING STRIPPING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS COUNTY 29581 HWY 89, CANYON DAM, CA 95923 C-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 All-You-Can-Eat Ribs&Chicken Fridays from 5-8:30pm " ~ (Salmon and Ve~ie Kabobs w/reservations) Bonfire Sing-A-Long with S'Mores! Horseshoe Tournaments, Swimming Horseback Rides Mornings & Evenings, Wagon Rides Start at 6pm .A J L. F Fly Fishing, Clinic July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th Reservati0ns Appreciated! t 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, Quincy 4 www.greenhornranch.com *BBQs thru 9-26-15[ [ ~- 10 miles east of Quincy . _:~ July 11th - 7:30 p.m. Kenfucky Nline & Museum, Sierro City Tickets Order tickets online with PayPal at www.SierracountyHistory.org Plumas Club Presents of the greatest rock and dance songs of all Take a look at their song list at IHt[p :lltheside fxband.com/ time! (in no particular order) helped make the Day Fly-In and this year's first-ever Lemon Car Show a huge success. Quincy Volunteer Fire Department California Highway Patrol U.S. Forest Service Care Flight High Sierra Squadron Commemorative Air Force Classic car attendees Plumas District Hospital Wild Hare Signs Plumas Co. Road Dept. Caltrans Feather Publishing Co. Quincy 4-H Club Plumas Sanitation Quincy Drug Store Say What Sound Quincy Elks Lodge Quincy Tow Flanigan and Leavitt Les Schwab Mina and Barbara Chad and Allison Claudia Vickers Mike Lomas John Fehrman Siegried Fiolka The Sour Lemon your help and anyone, accept and our sincere thanks! $17.00 per person Serving starts at 6:00 Delicious Barbeque with all the fix ins! 1690 E. Main St., Quincy 283-3302 !