Rockland's emergency response efforts get $30M boost

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Rockland County?s plan to improve emergency response efforts got the boost it needed Tuesday.

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef announced the county will pay the $30 million price tag for a new radio communication system. The goal of a new countywide radio system is to improve communication between police, fire and EMS personnel. Before, police municipalities were slated to pay a portion of the costs.

Vanderhoef says he hopes the new system will allow first responders to communicate in a timely manner in the event of an emergency. The new system is expected to be up and running by the end of 2008.

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