Grant for emergency systems awarded to Greenwich

November 27, 2012 by  

Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut announced on Wednesday, November 14 that $245,000 will be awarded to the town of Greenwich as part of a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) for purposes of emergency management.

These funds will be used to replace components of the town’s network that are most crucial to its survival in times of emergency situations. New systems will be able to be installed and emergency responses will be made more efficient and better coordinated.

Peter Tesei, First Selectman, was appreciative that the legislature chose Greenwich for this grant, which will be used for much-needed upgrades to the emergency services of the town. State Representative Livvy R. Floren said that the timing was just when Greenwich needed those funds for upgrading life-safety communications systems that are critical for emergency responders.

The Governor’s office is likely to have called upon local print companies to carry out flyer printing and poster printing to inform the respective government agencies of this award, which will enable the town to upgrade its infra-structure through various projects and so be better able to respond to emergencies.

State Representative Red Camillo added that the grant from STEAP will enable the police, public works, fire, and recreation departments to purchase equipment so as to improve communications during times of emergencies. These funds will enable the town of Greenwich to be able to work with the state to insure the safety and well-being of its residents at all times.