BOUNTIFUL -- The Bountiful Police Department will upgrade its 911 phone system to run a communications operation for police, fire and EMS from outside its existing bounds.
In action taken recently, the city council approved the purchase of a new hardware/software system to upgrade the city's 911 phone system.
Chief Tom Ross said the new system will allow dispatchers to answer calls from multiple dispatch centers across the Wasatch Front in the event of disasters or prolonged communications interruptions.
The new system will cost $256,217.
The city will front the money, but will be eventually reimbursed $212,333 from the purchase price out of a state 911 grant, according to Ross.
Ross said Bountiful will be the first municipality in Davis County with the enhanced system.