Delaware County’s 911 Gets $4.6M Upgrade to Improve Emergency Response

Staff are on duty at the Delaware County 911 Call Center in Media
Image via Delaware County Emergency Services 911 Facebook page.

Delaware County’s 911 system is getting more than $4.5 million to help boost its emergency responses, writes Max Bennett for

State Rep. David Delloso (D-162 District) announced the 911 system got a $4,561,000 grant for continued improvements.

A formal announcement will be made by county and state officials on Dec. 17 at the Delaware County 911 Center in Media.

The funds were awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

The grant includes upgrades to 24 communication towers to strengthen communication county-wide, electrical, HVAC, and new 911 call center equipment for improved communication with first responders and with surrounding counties, Delloso said.

“Effective communication with citizens and first responders is key in responding to emergencies where every second matters,” Delloso said. “This money will bring substantial improvements to the county’s 911 system and help the citizens of Delaware County receive timely help in times of crisis.”

This award supplements a $1.5 million RACP grant received by Delaware County in 2020.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects around Pennsylvania.

Read more at about the emergency 911 system upgrades.

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