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Adams County EMS gets grant to update communication system

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Adams County emergency responders will be able to better communicate thanks to a grant from FEMA.

EMS Chief Paul Davis announced the $54,720 will be used to upgrade the mobile radio systems.

"It's important because some of our equipment that allows us to repeat from a portable radio to the truck are outdated or, in some cases, just not working at all. So this will update the communications equipment and allow us better communications," said Davis.

Davis says the current equipment is too old and no longer serviceable.

"From a safety aspect, it improves crew safety, it improves communication with the hospital, and with the dispatch center," he said.

Last year the ambulance service received $56,000 from this FEMA Grant process to outfit ambulance stations with Vehicle Exhaust Removal Systems.

 

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