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Ribbon cutting christens new EMS Operations Center

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

Participating in a ribbon cutting at the new EMS Operations Center are (from left) Nancy Primus, Belinda Smith, Jason Deal, Jim Keller, Marge Gammill and Jerry Dickey. Community members were invited to tour the new buildings and operations center, which was paid for through state grants and monies from 911 fees. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Participating in a ribbon cutting at the new EMS Operations Center on Sept. 30 are (from left) Nancy Primus, Belinda Smith, Jason Deal, Jim Keller, Marge Gammill and Jerry Dickey. Community members were invited to tour the new buildings and operations center, which was paid for through state grants and monies from 911 fees. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

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.

Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal (middle) and Don Primus (right) present a new microwave oven for EMS officials to use in Moore County’s new Operations Center. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Metro Fire Chief Mark Neal (middle) and Don Primus (right) present a new microwave oven for EMS officials to use in Moore County’s new Operations Center. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

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.

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