Fire and Medical Dispatch / Communications Center

The existing Fire and Medical dispatch center is co-located with the Police Department dispatch center on East 6th Place. Much of the key radio communication equipment for the City is also located within this facility. The current dispatch center has no redundancy, and space on the third floor (where the dispatch center is located) is at capacity.

An additional communications center would be developed to create additional dispatch space for the Fire and Medical Department and back-up dispatch capability for the Police Department. This additional facility would add communications redundancy for the City in the event that the current facility or communications system were to experience a failure.

A new location would allow for expansion of existing dispatch capability, should call volumes increase in future years. The City is exploring project alternatives, including the construction of a new facility or locating a suitable vacant building and converting it into a Dispatch/Communications Center.