Radar jammers hurting Maine responders' efforts

Assistant chief: Problem is mainly affecting transmissions of certain individuals in fire, rescue crews

BY Edward D. Murphy
The Portland Press Herald

PORTLAND, Maine — Someone has been intermittently jamming radio transmissions of fire and rescue departments in southern Maine for the past few months, but on Sunday, Jason Cole said, the problem escalated sharply.

Cole, the assistant chief of Lebanon's rescue department, said he went on a medical call shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday. When he arrived at the house, it was clear the person was in worse shape that he had thought, so he got on the radio to call for another ambulance with advanced life support equipment and more emergency medical technicians.

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