New grant will allow Freeport Fire Dept. to upgrade 20-year-old radio system

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — The Freeport Fire Department will receive nearly $250,000 from the Assistance for Firefighters Grant to buy a new emergency radio communication system.

The department will also receive an additional $35,000 from local funds, to replace the more than 20-year-old equipment.

Department leaders say they will be able to buy a new washer for firefighting gear as well.

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