TWO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COULD RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING.

Carbondale,IL – TWO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COULD RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING.
CONGRESSMAN JERRY COSTELLO SAYS WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS IN LINE TO RECEIVE 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
THE FUNDS WOULD BE USED BY 13 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COUNTIES THAT ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ENHANCE 9-1-1 SERVICES TO RESIDENTS. THE ENHANCED SERVICES WOULD ENABLE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO RECEIVE TEXT CALLS FROM THE DEAF, PICTURES AND VIDEO FROM CELL PHONES, EMERGENCY CALLS FROM HAND HELD DEVICES AND AUTOMATIC CRASH NOTIFICATION DATA.
COSTELLO SAYS THE CITY OF HERRIN WOULD RECEIVE 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE MONEY WOULD BE USED TO IMPROVE THE TELECOMMUNICATION AND PERSONNEL SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
THE MONEY IS INCLUDED IN A FISCAL 2009 APPROPRIATIONS BILL THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE FULL U-S HOUSE.