The Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted to spend $250,000 in hopes of gaining $650,000 in grant money to pay for a massive, $900,000 radio communications system overhaul by 2013.
At a regular meeting of the board of directors on Dec. 19, the board found out the department could be eligible for a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to pay for the bulk of the radio upgrade.
The $250,000 would constitute matching funds to start the grant process and make the transition to VHF radio frequency. A formal proposal is due Jan. 19.
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