Call it the RIO Project for short, unless you want to practise a tongue twister: Rural Interoperability Optimization Project.
Fire Chief Kent Padfield says Kincardine will participate, and be the holding tank for $229 000 to administer a federally-funded initiative to harmonize the frequencies and platforms for emergency responders in our rural area.
There are 26 other approved projects nationwide.
Padfield says consultant Lansdowne Technologies will lead the initiative involving Bruce Power, the Saugeen First Nation, Saugeen Shores, and Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties.
The Canadian Centre for Security Sciences will see the project completed by December 31st of 2018.