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Idea of New Regional Emergency Comm. System Continues to Gain Traction

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NBCRightNow.com - The idea of a new Regional Emergency Communications System continues to gain traction.

On Wednesday, Franklin County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement to hire a consultant to create a plan for forming a regional dispatch system.

Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick city leaders already signed off on the deal and so have Benton County commissioners.

A recent study found that regionalizing the system could improve service and cut costs.

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