New Law. Co. 911 Center breaks ground

Members of the Lawrence County Emergency Services Board and guests prepare to celebrate the beginning of the construction of the new Lawrence County 911 Emergency Communication Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30. From left: GR Stovall, president of DeWitt and Associates, Inc.; Mike Palmer, board chairman, Tim Guillot, AIA, and partner with Esterly, Schneider and Associates, Inc.; Jim Carson, vice-chairman; Bonnie Witt-Schulte, Lawrence County E911 Services executive director; David Hubert, Mt. Vernon chief of police; Kris Bowling, board treasurer; Patti McBride, board secretary; Jack Schulz and Donna Pritchard. Not shown: Brian Cook.

An artist's rendering shows what the new 911 center will look like at its completion.

The Lawrence County Emergency Services Board celebrated the beginning of the construction of the county's new 911 Center last week with a ground breaking. The building, which will be located next to the future Lawrence County Sheriff's Office/Jail and Lawrence County Health Department, will be 8,000 square-foot and is projected to be completed by October of 2023. The facility will be able to withstand an F-5 tornado, will have GIS location information that will allow them to locate callers and will have a backup power supply to allow for continued operations even in the event of a disaster. It will also have sleeping, showering and kitchen facilities for emergency personnel.



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