Emergency radio upgrade set for Jefferson Co

The Jefferson County, KS Courthouse/Credit: Facebook

(KAIR)--Emergency equipment will receive an upgrade in Jefferson County, following the receipt of a grant.
Announcement of the award, known as a Local Safety and Security grant, came last week during the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Commission.

County EMS Director James Tweed provided a report regarding the grant, with the unofficial meeting mintues showing the amount as $83,813, with Tweed explaining that the County will be responsible for a !0-percent match, which comes to $8,381. The grant was competitive.

According to the meeting minutes, the grant will be used for equipment and programming of 800 mhz radios for encryption.

Tweed, during his presentation, gave credit to Jefferson County's Deputy EMS Director for his efforts in obtaining the grant.

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