New equipment for local Huntingdon County 911 Center

  • Source: WTAJ-TV We Are
  • Published: 10/10/2018 01:23 PM

When you dial 911 in Huntingdon County, know that those on the other end of the line will soon be using updated equipment to get you help. "Present day they were using two or three different radios at one time," said Senator Jake Corman. "Firefighters, emergency vehicles, police had to use two to three different radios to communicate with each other. Now they'll be able to use one." This upgrade comes from a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Program with the state. Beyond simplifying the lines of communication, the grant will provide a much needed upgrade to the current 40-year-old analog radio system, which can't reach the very rural areas. "The whole 911 system, where there's an upgrade in the system is going to enable us to talk in areas that we didn't talk in before," said Vince Lombardi, EMA Volunteer, Huntingdon County.


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