Byram aldermen vote to fund emergency radios - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Byram aldermen vote to fund emergency radios

BYRAM, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Byram's fire chief says he will have to bypass the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and get citizens to foot the bill for emergency radios.

Chief Marshall Robinson says the Byram Board of Aldermen has approved $267,000 to purchase seven mobile and 35 portable radios for the fire department's seven fulltime firefighters and more than two dozen volunteers. It's needed so firefighters can communicate with all other agencies in the event of an emergency.

Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors had approved cash for the purchase out of E-911 funds, but the docket was never approved. Chief Robinson says he finally asked the Aldermen to take it up.

"We had not gotten a response from the Board. The matter was to be taken back up, the matter was never placed on the agenda officially," he says.

Chief Robinson says the new radios should be in the hands of first responders by Nov. 1.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:54:42 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • One dead in Hwy. 15 crash in Jasper Co.

    One dead in Hwy. 15 crash in Jasper Co.

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:45:18 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol is working a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 15 just south of Bay Springs. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi Highway Patrol is working a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 15 just south of Bay Springs. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is working a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 15 just south of Bay Springs.

    More >>

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is working a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 15 just south of Bay Springs.

    More >>
  • Hattiesburg voters to decide school bond issue Tuesday

    Hattiesburg voters to decide school bond issue Tuesday

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:32:02 GMT
    City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)City officials are asking Hattiesburg residents to approve a bond renewal to improve aging school facilities. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

    More >>

    Tuesday is a big day for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls bright and early to vote in a special election to approve or reject a bond renewal.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly