Putnam County Schools Place Emergency Radios in All Schools
By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Putnam County officials recently received funds from a homeland security grant to put emergency radios in all private and public schools throughout the county. Each school will have its own radio to communicate directly with law enforcement. Superintendent of Ottawa-Glandorf Schools, Kevin Brinkman, says the new radios makes him feel like his schools are safer.
Coordinator of the Office of Public Safety, Steve Odenweller, says the radios will help his staff better prepare for an emergency situation.
In all there will be 20 radios purchased and cost about $49,000 dollars.
Odenweller hopes to gain another grant to put the radios in all the school buses in Putnam County sometime soon.