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Five County Fire Departments Receive Communications Grants

31 Dec , 2020  

State Fire Marshal Kevin S. Reardon is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of the 2021 MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communications Systems) grant, which includes 242 fire departments in 46 counties throughout Ohio.

The MARCS radio system allows first responders to seamlessly communicate, not only with each other, but with other agencies responding to an incident (i.e. fire departments from neighboring areas, law enforcement, etc.).

“Having first responders on this state-of-the-art radio system goes a long way in improving emergency services in these counties, which greatly improves the level of safety for them and the communities they protect,” said Marshal Reardon. “I’m honored to continue this great legacy of supporting Ohio’s responders.” More…