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Some Santa Barbara County Fire Departments Get Federal Grant Money For Communications Upgrades

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:31pm

Three fire departments in Santa Barbara County are getting more than $470,000 in federal funding to upgrade their communications equipment.

The Santa Barbara Fire Department, the Montecito Fire Department, and the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department received word they will get a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the gear. The grant money will cover 80% of the cost of the new communications equipment, which is intended to improve the ability of the departments to communicate with their firefighters in the field, especially while they are in action.

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