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County Purchases Facility for Emergency Services Operations

Jan 03, 2019

Cumberland County recently purchased a building, which will house Emergency Services staff, the County’s 911 center, Emergency Operations Center and Fire Marshal’s office. The facility is located at 500 Executive Place, Fayetteville.

 

Emergency Services operations are currently located in the Law Enforcement Center, adjacent to the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Courthouse. The facility will provide more space, room for expansion and upgraded work areas.

 

“We have outgrown our current facility,” said Jeannette Council, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “Upgrading to a bigger and better facility has been a long time coming. We look forward to the possibility of partnering with the City on this project. The sooner we can get it off the ground the better it will be for all the citizens of Cumberland County and our 911 professionals.

 

Tracy Jackson, who is the Interim Emergency Services Director, said events like Hurricanes Matthew and Florence shed light on the inadequacies of the current Emergency Services space.

 

“Recent occurrences of these types of disasters make it imperative that the County is poised to respond quickly and effectively,” Jackson said.

 

The County has contacted the State 911 Board as well as the City of Fayetteville to consider the possibility of consolidation or co-location of both the County and City 911 centers in the new facility. The County has asked the City to respond by Jan. 25 in order to meet grant application deadlines.

 

Grant funds will be sought for renovation, hardware, equipment and associated technology costs.