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Brooks is better prepared for emergencies

February 9, 2005

Quitman - A South Georgia county is better prepared to handle an emergency situation, thanks to a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Brooks County purchased an emergency communications trailer with a 46,000 dollar grant from GEMA. There's all kinds of enhanced communications equipment inside that allows up to eight different agencies to talk at one time.

"In a disaster where someone's life is depending on it, you need those emergency vehicles to talk to each other, say where they are and where they're going and this will allow them to talk directly to each other instead of going back through their 911 center and tying all that up," said E.M.A. Director Mike Smith.

The trailer will be available for 22 counties in the southern region.

posted at 4:40 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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