I was up there for the fire school this past March.
The radio saleman told me that when the old EMA Director was in charge there was a deal done to use a different output frequency and PL tone for Rescue.
Well the new EMA Director wanted things to be legal and therefore changed to output frequency and PL tones to match what the county is licensed legally for.
The old frequency was 159.000 Mhz tx and 151.295 Mhz rx PL-88.5
The correct frequency is 159.000 Mhz tx and 154.935 Mhz rx PL 167.9
They have also combined Ems & Rescue Dispatch to one channel. It is less work selecting two frequencies to dispatch on instead of three frequencies.
I have never understood the logic for each agency to have it's own dispatch frequency.
I am glad to see McDowell county is working to correct the problems.