A grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide Huntington County new radios, reports wane.com.
The grant is valued at $1.2 million. With the grant, each fire department will pay a 10 percent match for the equipment it receives. The grant will provide more than 200 handheld radios, mobile radios, station radios and pagers to Huntington, Andrews, Markle, Bippus, Huntington Township, Mt. Etna, Warren and Roanoke fire departments.
The Huntington Township department applied as the lead agency and included the other fire departments. The new radios will have much better technology than the old radios. The new radios will have noise-canceling microphones which is expected to fix current issues with the current radios that cut in and out.