MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘GOVERNING FOR RESULTS’ SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT PROGRESS ON HOMELAND SECURITY INITIATIVES

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‘GOVERNING FOR RESULTS’ SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT PROGRESS ON HOMELAND SECURITY INITIATIVES

Governor O’Malley, state officials to make ceremonial second call on “MARYLAND FiRST”, the statewide 700 MHz radio system

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 17, 2014) – As part of the ‘Governing for Results’ series, Governor Martin O’Malley will join Colonel Marcus Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, and several other state and local officials to make the ceremonial second call marking the completion of the second phase of the Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team or “Maryland FiRST.”

The ‘Governing for Results’ series focuses on Maryland’s progress in achieving measurable improvements in the areas of opportunity (jobs and schools), sustainability, public safety and public health. The events will focus on strategies and efforts the State is using to achieve the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s 16 goals.

The “Maryland FiRST” project is one of Governor O’Malley’s core goals for homeland security in providing interoperable communications to connect Maryland’s first responders on one secure 700 MHz radio system; the launch of phase 2 completes coverage of the entire Eastern Shore region. The event will include a demonstration of the system’s capability connecting state and local first responders across the Eastern Shore. Governor O’Malley made the ceremonial first call on the new radio system in June 2012, as the first phase of the project kicked off in Central Maryland.

WHAT: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY MAKES CEREMONIAL SECOND CALL ON “MARYLAND FiRST,” THE NEW 700 MHz RADIO SYSTEM

WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

WHERE: TALBOT COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER

10028 OCEAN GATEWAY, EASTON, MD 21601