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Fire department receives radio grant

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
LEPANTO, AR (KAIT) -

A plan to buy new radios is in the future for the Lepanto Fire Department, with the need of new equipment crucial for the Poinsett County department. 

Lepanto Fire Chief David Simmons said the department received a partial grant for $17,000.

The money will be used to buy 25 new radios for the department. Simmons said the new radios will help the department communicate with each other better since the current radios are technologically outdated. 

In addition to training, the department also sponsors the annual Terrapin Derby each year.

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