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DURANT, OK -- Durant Emergency Management is getting new equipment to enhance communication.
At Tuesday's meeting city council members approved accepting a nearly $180,000 dollar grant from the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security for a NOMAD tactical communications trailer. The agency is only one of three agencies receiving the grant in the state this year. Director of Emergency Management James Dalton says the equipment will benefit more than just Durant and explains what it can do.
"It provides us a platform on extended emergency situations where we have up link satellite, we can have radio hookups with various channels, various frequency bands," Dalton said.
Durant emergency management also recently obtained four portable highway message boards. They were made possible by a Hazard Mitigation grant through Oklahoma Emergency Management and FEMA.
Photo courtesy: Nomad Global Communication Solutions
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