Council approves memo of understanding between RSFD and SCFD #1


Jena Doak, [email protected]

Sweetwater County, Wyoming — At tonight’s Rock Springs City Council meeting, the Council accepted and approved a memo of understanding between the Rock Springs Fire Department and Sweetwater County Fire District #1 to purchase mobile, portable and base station radio equipment for the fire stations, as well as apparatus to replace the older equipment. This shall be accomplished through funding from the Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $345,000.


The Rock Springs Fire Department would receive $222,000. Sweetwater County Fire District #1 would receive $123,000. Both agencies would be required to match 10%.

The radios will replace the current radios, which have needed replacing for some time. The new equipment would bring enhanced communication between agencies, which would allow them to better coordinate their activities.