Emergency radios jammed in York County

5:51 PM, Apr 23, 2012   |    comments
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LEBANON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --The Lebanon Rescue Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person who has been jamming their radios.

Assistant Chief Jason Cole says other departments have been affected too. He says the person sometimes just blocks out radio traffic, and sometimes whistles into the radio, making it impossible for emergency crews to get their calls out.
The interference has become more and more frequent, and Cole says Sunday it went to a new level when the person actually blocked him for radioing for advanced life support for a patient.
Cole said, "I had to actually tell the patient I'd be right back and then walk to the end of his driveway to get help. It's gone from something that probably they thought was a joke to something that could have cost this person their life."
Lebanon Rescue is now working with the Federal Communications Commission to see if the person's radio signal can be traced.


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