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News : Chenango Receives Grant to Improve 9-1-1 Call Center
Chenango, NY, USA, Dec 31, 2015 -- Chenango County is among 57 counties across the state that will receive $10 million in operations grants, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.
According to the governor’s office, public safety answering points operations grants that are administered through the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will help improve 9-1-1 response and emergency dispatching.
Public safety answering points are public safety facilities where incoming 9-1-1 calls are received and emergency services are dispatched.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Homeland Security:
Homeland security is an American umbrella term for "the concerted national effort to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards where American interests, aspirations, and ways of life can thrive to the national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and minimize the damage from attacks that do occur."
About Chenango County:
Chenango County is a county located in the south-central section U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 50,477. Its county seat is Norwich. The county's name originates from an Oneida word meaning "large bull-thistle."
Published: Monday, January 4, 2016