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MetroSafe system gets $2.2 million for upgrades


More than $2.2 million in federal homeland security funding will come to Louisville to help with updates at MetroSafe Communications, Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Jerry Abramson announced Friday.

In all, $2,205,723 will come to Louisville under the Urban Areas Security Initiative to be used to increase coverage for the emergency radio system by completing radio towers and buying upgrades for the system used by police, firefighters and other first responders.

Additionally, the money will be used to provide maintenance to radio facilities and fund programs that increase coordination between emergency personnel in different agencies.

MetroSafe links communications for 911, the Louisville Metro Police Department, the Louisville Fire Department, Suburban Fire Districts, Local Government Radio, and Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services.

MetroSafe offers enhanced communications for 911 public safety answering points and physical locations where 911 calls are received.