KDH Fire Department uses $229K grant to upgrade radio equipment

By on July 18, 2022

(Town of Kill Devil Hills)

The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department (KDHFD) was awarded a $229,409 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program. This grant has allowed the KDHFD to replace outdated and unrepairable radio communications equipment.

The newer radio communication eliminates duplication of effort and leads to quick control of incidents. “It is vital to the safety of the responders and the public that our equipment be reliable and up-to-date,” stated Kill Devil Hills Fire Chief Troy Tilley. “Receiving this grant will reduce time, money, and efforts spent on maintaining and replacing older equipment, thereby avoiding cascading effects resulting from a catastrophic inability to communicate with others during emergencies.

The grant wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Town’s Board of Commissioners who understand the importance of keeping our Town safe and secure and protecting our employees on the job.

“Without a reliable radio system, all we do would be potentially compromised,” said Chief Tilley. The KDHFD being able to replace critical communication systems, in turn, helps improve the community’s safety, disaster management, and property conservation efforts in Kill Devil Hills. This enhancement will have a profound effect on the increased safety of the KDHFD and our citizens for years to come.




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