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Webster County Emergency Management gets $190k grant

Money will be used for equipment for Sheriff’s Department

August 10, 2011
By BRANDON L. SUMMERS - Messenger staff writer , Messenger News

Webster County Emergency Management has received a $190,000 grant from Homeland Security.

The Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a Buffer Zone Protection Planning Grant. Specifically, the board authorized Keith Dencklau, board chairman, to sign the articles of agreement to provide the Webster County sheriff's office and the Region V Hazardous Materials Team with assistance using funds from the 2010 Infrastructure Protection Grant Program.

According to Tony Jorgensen, Webster County Emergency Management coordinator, the grant will be used to purchase equipment for the Sheriff's Department, including in-car cameras and computers. The department is also purchasing a base radio for $10,000, which it will deed to the Fort Dodge Fire Department.

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Sheriff Brian Mickelson said Jorgensen was instrumental in getting this grant, which he applied for in 2010.

"This will be the last of this kind of money we get for a long time," Mickelson said.

Jorgensen assured the board that there was no match needed for the $190,000.

The board also approved:

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