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Monday, December 11, 2006

Sherborn wins grant to buy "reverse 911"

SHERBORN

The town has won a grant to buy a “reverse 911” system and other equipment for use in a public health emergency such as a pandemic flu outbreak.

The system will allow the town to use an automated phone message to contact all residents in an emergency. Town Administrator Dennis Luttrell said the town will be able to buy the system through an $8,240 grant from the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation.

Luttrell said the grant money will also buy a cooler for the health department to store vaccines that might be needed for a flu outbreak and will help pay for developing a new pandemic flu section for the town’s emergency management plan.

-- Kyle Alspach

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