A public Open House is being held Saturday at the new Volusia County Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center west of Daytona Beach. Volusia County spokesperson Pat Kuehn says the public can tour the new facility Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3825 Tiger Bay Road. To reach the Center, take International Speedway Boulevard to Indian Lake Road west of Daytona Beach, turn north onto Indian Lake Road, and then left on Tiger Bay Road.
The state-of-the-art Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center is a $21 million, 43,000 square-foot facility which will house the countywide 9-1-1 dispatch center and emergency operations center. Up to 50 dispatchers can work in the 9-1-1 center, and 90 support staff can work in the emergency operations center.
The facility also features “…high-tech communications and energy systems, a news media broadcast room, citizens information center, ham radio center, [an] 80-foot backup radio tower, backup generators, helicopter pad, meeting rooms, kitchen, and bunk rooms for men and women.” The building has also been constructed to withstand winds of 180 miles per hour and an EF3 tornado.
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