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Swift Co. receives $500K grant for 800-megahertz radios for fire personnel

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BENSON -- A major federal grant will help equip Swift County firefighters with new emergency radios.

The Swift County Board of Commissioners were told Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security is providing a $521,197 grant to be used to purchase 800-megahertz radios for county firefighters.

The commissioners agreed to pay the local share of $27,431.

"It's a gift from above," said County Auditor Byron Giese.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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