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City seeks grant to get firefighters to the scene faster

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The City of Jonesboro hopes to receive a grant to pay for three Opticom IR Systems to install on a few of the city's busiest intersections.

The Opticom system gives firefighters the green light when heading to an emergency.

The Jonesboro City Council Finance and Administration Committee considered a resolution Tuesday to apply for a grant through the East Arkansas Planning and Development District, or EAPDD.

According to the resolution, the Opticom system project would cost $20,201 and would be funded 100% through the General Improvement Funds through EAPDD.

If awarded the grant, the city would place the Opticom systems at the intersections of East Johnson Avenue and Highway 351, Highland Drive and Harrisburg Road, and Highland Drive and Southwest Drive/Main Street.

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