Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary makes the case to upgrade an aging countywide radio system for police and firefighters at a press conference last month. Jon Nehring, mayor of Marysville and board president of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, announced a $70 million to 475 million plan for digital radios and radio towers in Snohoimsh County. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file photo)

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary makes the case to upgrade an aging countywide radio system for police and firefighters at a press conference last month. Jon Nehring, mayor of Marysville and board president of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, announced a $70 million to 475 million plan for digital radios and radio towers in Snohoimsh County. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file photo)

Editorial: County’s emergency radio system due for replacement

After 2020, parts will be hard to come by for the system used by the police, fire and EMS agencies.

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