Durant to apply for grant to update 911 addressing

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) Tonight's city council meeting in Durant presented positive changes to first responders.

The city plans to apply for a grant to the 911 state authority.

Durant police recently updated their 911 system. They now want to upgrade their Computer Dispatch System in order to efficiently respond to emergencies.

Durant police chief, David Houser, explains why this is a critical need for the entire community's benefit.

"That way when someone does call 911 it plots directly on the map correctly to where it needs to be and we can get emergency response in a timely manner at a correct location," says Houser.

The grant request would cover over two-thirds of the total project cost which would provide vital equipment for 911 addressing.