With more than 30 years in the radio repair business and a family history of electronic technicians, this month’s employee spotlight is Lewis Sides. He has been employed with the City of Salisbury since 2007 as a radio systems technician in the telecommunications department. In this role, Lewis maintains the City’s state of the art Motorola P25 Public Safety Radio Network. This consists of programming and repairing of two-way radios, operating the City and Rowan County’s multi-agency radio system, and maintaining the radio consoles at the Rowan 911 Center. The radio communications system is used by police, fire, public services, utilities departments, and other city and county offices.
“As a telecommunications technician it is our job to help make sure we get critical dispatch calls out for every citizen in Rowan County. I would say the best part of my job is the pride I take in knowing that what I do plays a great part in not only keeping our citizens safe, but also keeping our public safety personnel safe while doing their jobs to protect all of us.”