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By Pat Andrews
posted Mar 7, 2013 - 6:32:18am
Volusia County’s new 43,000-square-foot, $21 million Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center, which the county calls “the EOC” for short, was open for public tours on Feb. 27.
The facility is located at 3825 Tiger Bay Road, west of Daytona Beach along U.S. Highway 92.
Along with the emergency-operations center, shown here, and a brand-new emergency-dispatch center, the EOC will provide a central, state-of-the-art location to coordinate services during emergencies. It even has bunk room for emergency workers and a cafeteria that can be activated.
Emergency dispatchers will move into the new building the first week of April.
Other parts of the EOC will be used during times of hurricanes, fires, and other disasters.
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