Dispatcher Phil Hagerman handles calls fire and ambulance calls at the Adams County 911 communications center. The county is preparing to upgrade its system. (John Messeder/Gettysburg Times)

Interoperability is one of the key words for a planned upgrade to the Adams County 911 communications system, according to county Emergency Services Director John Eline.

“The real question is are we at risk of losing a firefighter because they can’t talk (to other departments)?” Eline said Thursday.

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