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Loewenheim honored by Public Safety Communicators

Loewenheim honored by Public Safety Communicators

Washington County Communications Maintenance Manager Pete Loewenheim has been chosen as Radio Frequency (RF) Technologist of the Year for Maryland by the Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
Loewenheim received the honor in Dover, Delaware on April 14th in ceremonies hosted by the APCO Mid-Eastern chapter. He was nominated by 9-1-1 Communications Chief Bardonna Woods.
Loewenheim's department procures, installs, and maintains communications equipment for all County Departments, the City of Hagerstown and county municipalities. Those responsibilities include making sure that police, fire and emergency medical responders can communicate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year, in all weather conditions.
Communications Towers in 9 locations across the County must be maintained in top working order to provide adequate protection for Washington County citizens as well.
In addition to public safety support, Loewenheim's group maintains communications equipment for all County departments that use two-way radio equipment to include the Division of Public Works, Environmental Management, Permits and Inspections as well as administrative services.
Loewenheim is Project Manager for the County's new $20,000,000+ Countywide/Public Safety communications system, which has totally restructured methods, policies and procedures for all forms of radio communication in the county, while providing interoperability with Maryland state agencies and public safety communicators in neighboring counties and states.
Loewenheim has worked in communications maintenance for Washington County since April, 1980.

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