The Greentown, Hartville, Plain and Uniontown fire departments have received $573,589 to update their communications equipment.
Four Stark County fire departments have received a federal grant that will allow them to all operate on the same radio system.
The $573,589 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program will cover most of the cost for the Greentown, Hartville, Plain and Uniontown fire departments to upgrade their communications equipment. Each department is responsible to pay 10 percent of the cost for their department’s needed equipment, according to a press release from the Uniontown Fire Department.
The Hartville and the Uniontown fire departments own their own radio systems, and the Greentown and Plain Township fire department operate on Stark County’s 800 Mhz radio system. Following the upgrades, Uniontown will use the 800 Mhz system as its primary radio system and Hartville will use the 800 Mhz system during mutual aid responses.