Wood County Commission addresses 911, first responder needs

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) If all goes as planned, law enforcement and emergency responders in Wood County could be getting some new equipment to make their jobs a lot easier.

The county commission Thursday approved seeking a $36,000 Homeland Security grant for radio equipment in cruisers for various local police agencies.

If approved, two radios would be available for cruisers or other vehicles for each police department in the county.

The Wood County 911 center hopes radios will be available for the trucks of local fire departments.

Meanwhile, the commission received one bid for new equipment for the 911 center.

The bid, which has not yet been approved, came from a Colorado-based company.