Online Originals: Multi-network communication unit to assist emergency response efforts in Onslow County

Online Originals

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow County has received $10k in grant funds from the Duke Energy Foundation.

The funds will be used to purchase a multi-network communication unit for Onslow County EMS.

“The unit is designed to help us with communication during hurricane events to where part or all of the 911 center suffers a crash.” Chris Hunt, Fire Rescue Division Head Onslow County  

The unit will assist the Swift Water Rescue Team and provide data to officials during emergency response efforts like hurricanes.

“It’s able to broadcast data and voice communications to where systems might not be able to do it during the storm.” Chris Hunt, Fire Rescue Division Head Onslow County 

Click the video above for more on the unit and when it will be coming to Onslow County! Only on wnct.com’s Online Originals.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories

news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50