Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Final Congressional Passage Of $200,000 To Strengthen Emergency Communications In Oswego County

Dec 14, 2009

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that both houses of Congress
passed the FY2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill, including $200,000 for the
Oswego County Interoperable Communication System. Senator Gillibrand
aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding
for the project in this year’s spending bill.

this day and age, it is vital that our communities have the technology they
need to respond to emergencies,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These federal
dollars will go a long way to ensure that Central New York has the tools they
need to respond to local public safety requests while freeing up 911 lines for
major emergencies.  I will continue to work hard to ensure that New York
receives its fair share for our first responders.”

Oswego County will receive $200,000 for an interoperable emergency
communications system that will allow first responders from different agencies
to share the information they need for everyday missions as well as major
disasters. The network of wireless towers extends reliable, secure
communications service across remote areas, ensuring the emergency personnel
have confidence that they are receiving complete, current information while
they are on the scene.

The U.S. Senate passed the Omnibus Appropriations bill over the weekend. With
final passage, the bill now goes to the President to become law.