Greenville city council approves money to replace fire department radios

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GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville City Council voted Monday on final approval for a resolution to replace fire department radios.

The city will spend just over $575,000 from the Capital Projects fund to buy new radios for the Greenville Fire Department.

These radios would eventually be just the first round of replacements, as other departments such as the Greenville Police Department, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation are also in desperate need of new radio equipment.

In December, 7News reported that departments were having to find spare parts whereever they could to fix broken radios, including buying parts on Ebay.

The cost to replace radios for the entire city is expected to total around $2.3 million.

The new fire department radios will also free up older radios to be used as spares and for other personnel until the next round of replacements which is expected in fiscal year 2019-2020.

The resolution passed its first reading on February 12.

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