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Will County 911 centers receive grants


Image courtesy of Metro Chicago Fire

Image courtesy of Metro Chicago Fire


Will County’s 911 board has received some overdue funds from the state — enough to allow it to provide grants to its dispatch centers, police and fire departments, officials said.

The county’s Emergency Telephone System Board, (ETSB) which oversees 911 operations in the county, recently awarded $1 million in grants — $325,000 to its nine dispatch centers and $674,800 to over 50 police and fire departments, which the agencies can use to purchase equipment, said Steve Figved, administrator for the county’s 911 system…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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