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The Springfield Fire Department is getting some federal aid to update its radios.
On Monday, the department announced it would get a slice of a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant for nearly $1 million.
This money is part of a competitive grant process through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which requires a 20 percent local match.
The Springfield Fire Department says it will get $217,606. Of this amount, $174,950 is from the grant and $43,521 is the match, which will come from level property tax.
The money will pay for mobile and portable radios for all fire departments within Greene County over the next several years.
SFD says the current radio system infrastructure "will migrate to the next generation technology to utilize digital technology and to comply with the new P-25 standard."