Will the radio tower be safe?
Yes, per Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines. Radio-frequency (RF) safety limits were adopted by the FCC in 1996 based on the recommendations of expert organizations and endorsed by agencies of the federal government responsible for health and safety. New radio communication towers that are registered with the FCC have to demonstrate that they are compliant per the guidelines found in FCC OET 65 and OET bulletin 56 on maximum permissible exposure (MPE).
For more information, please visit the FCC's online radio frequency safety information or frequently asked questions.
It is important to remember that the specific, geographical location of South Sound 911's public safety communications center, as well as the surrounding conditions, are an important factor as to how the agency transmits and receives its radio communications.