OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County presiding Commissioner Leo Warren announced last week that the county has received a grant for radio equipment designed for interoperable communications.
Oregon County Emergency Preparedness Director Eric King said in the future this should allow offices and agencies such as the sheriff's department, fire department, transportation and conservation departments and utility companies to all be able to communicate in an emergency over their radios.
The county has received a $92,000 SEMA grant for the radios. The South Central Regional Planning Commission administered the grant.
Warren serves as the South Central Ozark Council of Governments (SCOCOG) chairman. "SCOCOG representative Johnny Murrell wrote the grant with assistance from each of the requesting governments involved," Warren said.
He said seven other counties besides Oregon County received grant monies for the radio project. In all $490,000 in grants were received by the southern Missouri counties.