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Responders say new 911 system has dangerous holes

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- The Brunswick County 911 center just got a new system. But first responders say new, doesn't necessarily mean better. First responders say the multi-million dollar system paid for by tax payers has dead zones and holes that are putting the community at risk. Fire and emergency medical services were switched over to the new system last October. The problems started shortly thereafter. Some of those problems include too much traffic on the emergency radio, making it difficult to understand instructions. Emergency crews also say tower problems make it difficult for them to get a signal in some places, especially inside buildings. A spokesperson for the Brunswick County 911 dispatch center says there's always going to be kinks with a new system. And a group of first responders gets together once a month to discuss the problems, and how to fix them.

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