The County’s EOC was located in the existing Judicial Center however it has been temporarily relocated during construction of the courthouse and new EOC. The construction of a new 12,000 sq. ft. EOC facility will include onsite parking and cost an estimated $5.6 million.
The new facility will house Emergency Management Services, Emergency Operations Center, Hazardous Materials operations and the county’s alternate 9-1-1 call center. One of the goals of this project is to provide better geographical separation between the primary and alternate 9-1-1 call centers to lessen the likelihood that a natural or man-made catastrophe could disable both centers. Another goal is to have the EOC facility located near an interstate to facilitate access by emergency personnel.