Pulaski County EMA Director Larry Hoover was given confirmation by the county commissioners to go ahead with the application process for their narrow-band radio grant.
According to Hoover, the EMA has been on this grant for over a month and they’re still in the application stage. Signatures are required by the commissioners in order to ensure the grant, which involves a 50/50 match by the county, will be paid for.
Hoover is looking to replace older radios that aren’t narrow-band compliant with newer radios that meet new FCC regulations that are coming up in January 2013. Several bids have been received for the radios, but the final details are still being worked out.