The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Technical Support Unit is hosting an exercise today, August 21, 2015 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 to test communication’s equipment between multiple agencies and services in order to be able to work together as one unit in a situation when needed. Law enforcement and public safety agencies use many different types of radios and frequencies which can make it difficult to communicate with one another on a common channel.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Technical Support Unit is tasked and equipped to take the different radios and electronically patch them together to be able to better communicate with one another in situations that call for multiple agencies and services.  Other agencies and services participating in the exercise this weekend are:

Bibb County EMA

Crawford County EMA

Houston County ARES

Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Forestry Commission

U.S. Air Force Auxiliary- Civil Air Patrol

U.S. Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System

Southern Linc

Georgia National Guard 438th BDE, Tri-County Amateur Radio Service

Salvation Army Emergency Services

The media is invited to a press conference at 10:00AM on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Amerson Water Park located at 2551 North Pierce Drive.