Fire and EMS Tones

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Dear Mercer County,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
Please provide a list of all toneout frequencies by Mercer County used to activate fire and EMS pagers.

To assist you in fulfilling this request, an example of the records being sought is the following for one department:
Bayville Fire Company - Tone A 1152.7Hz Tone B 1151.9Hz.

Yours faithfully,

Michael

Mercer County Counsel's Office,

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Mercer County Counsel's Office,

Dear Michael Anthony:

Thank you for your interest in open public records of Mercer County Open
Public Records Center.  Your request has been received and is being
processed in accordance with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Your
request was received in this office on 12/10/2019 and given the reference
number R002505-121019 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: Please provide a list of all toneout frequencies by
Mercer County used to activate fire and EMS pagers. To assist you in
fullfiling this request, an example of the records being sought is the
following for one department: Bayville Fire Co. - Tone A 1152.7Hz Tone B
1151.9Hz

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant County department(s) to
locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs
associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the
availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.PLEASE
NOTE: The Open Public Records Act does not require a governmental body to
create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll
receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you
for using the Mercer County Open Public Records Center.

County of Mercer

County Counsel's Office

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Mercer County Counsel's Office,

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Michael Anthony

 

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of December 10, 2019, Reference #
R002505-121019

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

              This office serves as the custodian of records for the
County of Mercer under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). We
are in receipt of your recent request for government records pertaining to
the above subject. Please accept the following response to same.

Please be advised your request is denied. The County is not required to
conduct research, or create records, in response to an OPRA request. See,
MAG Entertainment, LLC, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005). OPRA “… is
not intended as a research tool… to force government officials to identify
and siphon useful information.” Lagerkvist v. Office of the Governor,
443 N. J. Super. 203 (App. Div. 2015). In addition, a request for “any” or
“all” government records is an improper request under OPRA. See,
Spectraserv, Inc., 416 N.J. Super. 565 (App. Div. 2010).

In addition, there are valid public safety and security reasons associated
with providing the requested information. See generally, N.J.S.A.
47:1A-1.1(9), (10).

Please call me with any questions. Thank you.

                                                                         
              Yours truly,

                                               Paul R. Adezio

                                                                         
      Mercer County Counsel                       

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Dear Mercer County Counsel's Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Open Public Records Act reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Mercer County handling of my OPRA request 'Information regarding fire department and EMS dispatching tones.

I believe that this should be approved due to the fact that Fire & EMS Agencies are public service organizations and many scanner buffs and fire/ems buffs may be specifically interested in hearing whats going on in their specific towns and not having to listen constantly for their squad or station number announced on Mercer Fire 1 paging frequency. Also it will also help members of said departments and squads to program their radios or scanners to only hear their agencies radio page.

Additionally this information has already be approved and provided by South Brunswick Township, Ocean County and Tom's River Township.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Anthony

Mercer County Counsel's Office,

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed
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Description: TO: "Mercer County Counsel's
Office"[[email address]] Dear Mercer County Counsel's
Office, Please pass this on to the person who conducts Open Public Records
Act reviews. I am writing to request an internal review of Mercer County
handling of my OPRA request 'Information regarding fire department and EMS
dispatching tones. I believe that this should be approved due to the fact
that Fire & EMS Agencies are public service organizations and many scanner
buffs and fire/ems buffs may be specifically interested in hearing whats
going on in their specific towns and not having to listen constantly for
their squad or station number announced on Mercer Fire 1 paging frequency.
Also it will also help members of said departments and squads to program
their radios or scanners to only hear their agencies radio page.
Additionally this information has already be approved and provided by
South Brunswick Township, Ocean County and Tom's River Township. Yours
sincerely, Michael Anthony -----Original Message----- --- Please respond
above this line ---   [1]GovQA logo  Michael Anthony RE: PUBLIC RECORDS
REQUEST of December 10, 2019, Reference # R002505-121019 Dear Sir/Madam:
              This office serves as the custodian of records for the
County of Mercer under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). We
are in receipt of your recent request for government records pertaining to
the above subject. Please accept the following response to same. Please be
advised your request is denied. The County is not required to conduct
research, or create records, in response to an OPRA request. See, MAG
Entertainment, LLC, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005). OPRA “… is not
intended as a research tool… to force government officials to identify and
siphon useful information.” Lagerkvist v. Office of the Governor, 443 N.
J. Super. 203 (App. Div. 2015). In addition, a request for “any” or “all”
government records is an improper request under OPRA. See, Spectraserv,
Inc., 416 N.J. Super. 565 (App. Div. 2010). In addition, there are valid
public safety and security reasons associated with providing the requested
information. See generally, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1(9), (10). Please call me
with any questions. Thank you.               Yours truly,          
                                     Paul R. Adezio       Mercer County
Counsel                       

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