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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 15:19

Cambria, County, Pa., Commissioners Approve Grants for 911 Improvements

(TNS) - Cambria County Commissioners approved two contracts Thursday that will allow for new connections with other counties and improve existing ones when it comes to 911 communication.

During a regular meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a 911 fund statewide interconnectivity grant with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), for $439,653.

Robbin Melnyk, county 911 coordinator, said this money will be used to upgrade and renew licenses for two large pieces of equipment purchased by Cambria County and 14 surrounding counties a few years ago.

A second grant of $96,607 will go toward maintenance and monitoring of Cambria County’s software, connecting it with Blair and Somerset counties, Melnyk said.

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