LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — An Open House for Moore County’s new EMS Operations Center was held Sept. 30, with EMS officials and representatives from several county and state organizations attending a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The new Operations Center is located at 1333 Main Street, on the corner of Main and route 50.
EMA Director Jason Deal spoke to the crowd gathered at the steps of the new Op Center and thanked those who came out to show their support.
Deal was joined at the steps by Jim Keller, 911 Board Chairman, along with Nancy Primus, Marge Gammill, Jerry Dickey and Belinda Smith for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which he said was long overdue.
The new facility houses Moore County’s ambulance service, along with EMS offices and a central command center.
It was paid for by using 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.