From the Palm Beach Daily News: Palm Beach (Fla.) Fire-Rescue will upgrade to the OpenSky digital telecommunications system, following the police department’s lead.

The town switched to OpenSky on April 1, 2010, after joining a consortium in 1999 to identify and build a new radio system for emergency and other public-safety calls. Palm Beach is one of 32 municipalities that initially joined the Municipal Public Safety Communications Consortium, or the MPSCC. Seven remain — Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Atlantis, Jupiter, Juno Beach and the Palm Beach County School District — but more could decide to join later.

Palm Beach Fire-Rescue has received training with the new radios, and some upper-level staff members have been trying them out. They will go into general use in Fire-Rescue later this month. Read the entire article here.