NEXT-GEN 9-1-1 DISPATCH TECHNOLOGY FOR NEWTON, ANDOVER, SPARTA, AND HARDYSTON
Today, January 17, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with Sussex County first responders and local leaders to announce a new $1.3 million federal investment clawed back from Washington to Newton, Sparta, Hardyston, and Andover to purchase updated and interoperable first response communications systems. This is the technology needed to answer 9-1-1 calls and ensure that emergency response agencies can talk to callers and first responders quickly and easily — helping keep more than 65,000 Sussex County residents and first responders safe. Newton, Sparta, Hardyston, and Andover have shared emergency dispatch services and provide mutual aid to their communities.