Fire officials from the centres served by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen met in Penticton on Saturday alongside elected officials and consultants to discuss proposed upgrades to the 911 telecommunication systems.
"The consultants are hearing the issues that all of these detachments have and giving recommendations," said RDOS chairman Dan Ashton. "There are all kinds of variables such as terrain, manpower, radios and lines. We're able to talk with everyone collectively."
Ashton, Penticton's mayor, said upgrading the infrastructure for emergency communication is a top priority for the RDOS.
Issues discussed at the workshop included wireless, land lines and hybrid systems.
The consulting firm is Planetworks. Ashton expects a decision by the RDOS board will be made in the near future on which option to take.