OFD discuss alert system upgrades

Posted at 6:35 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 10:05:54-04

Back in November, Douglas County voters approved a $45 million-dollar safety bond. 

Upgrades to the county's 911 system is one step closer to happening.

In January, 3 News Now got a sneak peek of what the fire department needs which involves its alert system and communication equipment.


To improve emergency response times, Omaha Fire chief Dan Olsen told 3 News Now that it needs to upgrade its station's alert system.

For decades, the department pieced its current system with repairs, knowing it could only do that for so long.

During Tuesday's meeting, officials said they are accepting bids for new alert systems. 

Officials are hoping to have bids by May 1 and begin system replacement by July 15.