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Norton County firefighters enhance communication

NORTON – Norton County firefighters were ready to assist on Dec. 15, when a large grass fire whipped up by high winds spread through Sheridan County, and they’ve been ready to respond since.

Ten mobile radios installed in all 10 of the county’s emergency vehicles, as well as seven portable radios for firefighters to carry and five wireless intercom systems installed in brush trucks, have enhanced communication among firefighters. Grant funds from the Hansen Foundation and Norton County Community Foundation underwrote the cost of the equipment.