In early April Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Supervisor Morgan Schlesiger began communications with PG&E staff to seek funding to acquire a new radio software application to enhance communication between the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center and PG&E Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) staff who work directly with one another on a daily basis. The current system has been in place since 2001, and has become antiquated and obsolete.
To stay in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center maintains radio and phone communication with PG&E ISFSI staff throughout the day. Reliable communications are vital to public safety and the safe operations of PG&E staff and facility.
On Wednesday May 31st, 2017 PG&E ISFSI staff presented Sheriff Honsal with a check in the amount of $141,951.24 to cover funding necessary to acquire the new Radio software system. The supporting system and equipment will provide reliable, vital communication between PG&E and other local agencies. This essential upgrade would not have been possible without the generous contribution from PG&E.