The recipients of the 2022 Multi-Agency Radio Communications Systems grant were announced on Tuesday.
The grants total $3.5 million and were awarded to 212 fire departments in 57 counties throughout Ohio.
The MARCS radio system allows first responders to seamlessly communicate, not only with each other, but with other agencies responding to an incident.
Priority funding goes to departments applying as part of a regional or county-wide effort, as well as departments that show they are prepared to immediately begin using the MARCS radios upon receiving the award.
Fire departments receiving grants in our region were: Huntsville in Logan County, Scioto Valley in Marion County, Pitt Township and Wharton-Richland in Wyandot County.