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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: January 10, 2019

For more information contact
Ann Ames, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
(402) 441-7496

Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Management to Host Open House of New Facility

Lincoln, NE - January 10, 2019 - Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Operations Center has re-located to a new facility and is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 9-11 am. The new facility is located at 1200 Radcliff, Suite 200.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as the hub for both the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County when an emergency impacts the area. The EOC was previously housed in the old police department at 233 S. 10th Street. The new space is 4,500 square feet with 2,080 feet of fortified space for emergency workstations. This provides nearly 1,000 square feet more for public safety officials and volunteers to work when engaged in emergency operations. The hardened space is rated by FEMA to withstand an F-5 tornado and provides space for 28 workstations. The public is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 9-11 am to tour the new space.

The new space provides workstations for all public safety officials and support staff to promote continuity of operations as well as the latest technology to ensure that the best possible services are provided during emergency situations. Additionally, the new space provides showers and sleeping accommodations for officials should severe or multi-day emergencies occur. "We are very excited about the new space. It will enable us to provide top of the line emergency management services to Lincoln and Lancaster County," said Jim Davidsaver, Director of Emergency Management. The new space was completed in December 2018 and cost approximately $1.1 million.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Management is responsible for facilitating the continuation of normal government in time of disaster or major emergency. It coordinates county, city, private sector and volunteer services to enable continuity of operations county wide.

The agency fosters the development and testing of plans for warning, response, rescue, emergency shelter, communication, transportation, operations and resource utilization. It conducts extensive training and public education programs focused on these topics. Emergency Management coordinates these activities and operations with state and federal programs.

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