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Leland Fire Department's $1M grant to benefit whole county

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A $1 million federal grant for the Leland Fire Department will benefit the whole county.

Leland got the Assistance to Firefighters grant on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief's Association. The award and a $360,000 match from Brunswick County will allow 22 of 23 fire departments in the county to move day-to-day communications to the the same system most other emergency services in the county use.

Only the fire department at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point will not be on the system, because it is a federal agency and cannot get money from the grant.

The Leland Fire Department will act as "host applicant" for this award. All radios purchased through this grant award will be funneled through the department and out to the 22 participating fire departments.

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