Butler County Emergency Communications to receive 911 grant

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The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council announced on Friday that Butler County Emergency Communications has been awarded a grant to upgrade recording equipment used in the 9-1-1 center.

“We were planning and budgeting to begin recording more than just audio and capturing things like dispatcher computer screens. This grant puts those plans years ahead of schedule,” said Chris Davis, Director at Butler County Emergency Communications.

The funding for this grant was awarded to the State of Kansas, 911 Coordinating Council, by the National 911 grant program administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National 911 Program.  Nearly three million dollars was awarded to the state of Kansas, of which 1.8 million dollars is being used to fund sub-grants for Kansas 911 Communication Centers.

“These sub-grants will allow our Kansas 911 Centers to fund upgrades and equipment replacement that could otherwise fall on the shoulders of local property tax payers,” said Dick Heitschmidt, Coordinating Council Chairman.

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