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Open House planned for new EMS Operations Center

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — An Open House for the new EMS Operations Center has been scheduled for September 30. The news Operations Center is located at 1333 Main Street, on the corner of Main and route 50.

Jim Keller, 911 Board Chairman, gave the Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County Council a progress report for the new op center on Monday night.

“The dispatchers are not gonna move until they’ve hired the corrections officers to replace them in the jail, and we’ve notified the TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations) that they need to move their NCIC equipment down to that building before the dispatchers can go down there,” said Keller.

“We are also hosting an Open House September 30 from 2-5 (p.m.) and would like to invite all council members and all community residents to attend that or a walk through tour.”

Keller said a ribbon cutting is scheduled for the new facility — where Moore County’s ambulance service is now housed, along with EMS offices and a central command center — is planned for 2 p.m. on September 30. The community is welcome to stop in and visit the new state of the art facility, which was funded via a number of state grants as well as the 911 Emergency Service Fees collected from phone bills.

The 911 fees help provide funding for the operation of 911 emergency telecommunications services. The fee, which is applied per access line, funds communications systems that support emergency and quick response police, fire and ambulance services with identification of phone number and location.