Sussex County to build $11.4 million emergency operations center
From Delaware Online
Sussex County officials announced earlier this month plans to build a 20,000 square-foot public safety building that will house the county’s emergency operations center, EMS/paramedics and a 911 center.
Construction for the new facility, estimated to cost nearly $11.4 million, is slated to begin July 2021 and is an expansion of the county’s current Emergency Operations Center in the Delaware Coastal Business Park just off Airport Road in Georgetown.
The new public safety building will “produce significant efficiencies” by combining the 911 call center and paramedics department under one roof, county administrator Todd Lawson said during an Oct. 6 council meeting.
The facility includes a new commercial kitchen, renovated lobby, a training center that can accommodate 50 people, simulation rooms, an EMS warehouse for supply storage and bunk rooms for long-term emergencies.