Emergency communication system bond approved

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The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved a $2 million grant to assist in the funding of the emergency communication system.

Many people contributed to getting this critical project off the ground. Special thanks to Senators Kissel and Seminara, and Representative Anderson and their staffs. Also, thanks to Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission and their teams. We are truly grateful for their willingness to prioritize and support the needs of our first responders and the people they serve in our community.

The Granby Radio Committee consists of Town Manager Mike Walsh, First Selectman Mark Fiorentino, Chief of Police Scott Sansom, Chris Gordon from Granby Ambulance, Director of Public Works Kirk Severance, and is chaired by John Horr, Jr., chief of Lost Acres Fire Department. Many thanks to those serving on this committee for their hard work and to those who have served in the past.

The new emergency communication system project will be invaluable to Granby’s residents. The new system will support all five emergency services groups: the Police Department, Fire Department, Granby Ambulance, Department of Public Works and Community Emergency Response Team. There are compatibility options with surrounding towns when departments liaise to serve residents in a joint emergency. There will be five radio tower sites arranged to provide significantly improved radio coverage for the emergency service groups

Submitted by Mike Walsh