La PORTE — The occasional service interruptions and disruptions that cell phone users have come to know – and hate – will soon be a thing of the past for La Porte County’s first responders.

On Wednesday, the La Porte County Board of Commissioners approved a service agreement with Indiana FirstNet, a cellular service specifically for public safety personnel use. Members of the county sheriff’s department, emergency medical services and emergency management plan to switch to FirstNet, which should offer more reliable service than public wireless networks, said Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.