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Brighton man reappointed to state board

A Livingston County man has been reappointed to serve on a state board focused on public safety.

 Jon Unruh of Brighton was named by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve another term on the Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board. Unruh is the fire chief of the Farmington Hills Fire Department and holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Studies from Sienna Heights University and a Master of Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management from Eastern Michigan University. He was reappointed to represent local emergency first responders for a term expiring April 30, 2026.

The Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board oversees the Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS), an 800/700 MHz radio system and telecommunications network that also provides public safety specific applications integrated into the network. The Board is responsible for advising the Governor on all interoperability aspects of current and future technology in the state to ensure the public safety community is well prepared today and in the future with the emergency communications ecosystem.

Unruh’s appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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