The Radio Communications division operates and maintains the infrastructure that provides critical, radio and wireless data communications in Davidson County and across the middle Tennessee area. While primarily serving public safety purposes, the radio system is used by every Metro department as well as NES. It also serves federal, state, and other local area government agencies and offers interoperable voice communications between entities using the system. Additionally, conventional radio systems continue to support interoperable communications with surrounding counties as well as state and federal agencies.
In alignment with its critical public safety function, Radio Communications also installed and maintains the current network of 93 tornado warning sirens (operated by the Office of Emergency Management). These sirens are strategically positioned so that emergency management officials are able to alert both urban and rural, Metro populations of a Tornado Warning anywhere in Davidson County.
The Radio Communications division’s experienced and well trained staff of technicians maintain various certifications, hold licenses from the Federal Communications Commission, and have memberships in the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. Staff working in Field Operations maintain the radio system infrastructure installed, and Shop Operations staff manage, install, and maintain radio communications equipment for Metro public safety and public service agencies.
A Radio Communications, on-call technician is always available (24/7). In the event of an after-hours emergency, call the Office of Emergency Management 24-hour Business line at 615-862-8530 to reach the on-call technician.