Albany 911 center renovations move forward - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany 911 center renovations move forward

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany 911 center is getting a complete make-over and city leaders took the next step in moving forward in the renovation process.

Tuesday, commissioners tentatively approved the second of a three part improvement project for the center.  The entire project is funded by SPLOST six money. It will cost just under a million dollars for the second part, which will be the most noticeable.

"The bottom line, it makes our job more efficient. We're able to receive the information and get it out to the appropriate agency much quicker," said Chief James Carswell with the Albany Fire Department. 

"The part they voted on Tuesday will be the most visual part of the center change, meaning that what you see when you walk in there will be totally gone and a new version of that will come in.  It's not only designed to be more efficient, it gives us better capabilities as far as the supervisor being able to monitor all the positions."

Carswell says the changes will also make it a more comfortable environment for the operator. Commissioners will have a final vote on the project during Tuesday's meeting.

The third phase is software enhancement.  The entire project is expected to be completed in about 12 months.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>
  • "Rabbitman" hosts third annual After School Extravaganza

    "Rabbitman" hosts third annual After School Extravaganza

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:14:36 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A local business rewarded students after another successful school year.  Elijah Williams Jr., owner of Rabbitman Footwear, hosted his After School Extravaganza. It's a chance to celebrate students for their hard work during the school year.

    More >>

    A local business rewarded students after another successful school year.  Elijah Williams Jr., owner of Rabbitman Footwear, hosted his After School Extravaganza. It's a chance to celebrate students for their hard work during the school year.

    More >>
  • WATCH: Airman surprises sister at Mitchell Co. High graduation

    WATCH: Airman surprises sister at Mitchell Co. High graduation

    Sunday, May 28 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-05-29 01:10:11 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    A U.S. Airman pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for his sister this weekend. Jakeria Florence graduated from Mitchell County High School Friday night. Scarlette M Wimberly She did not think her brother, Airman 1st Class Jason Florence, would make it to her graduation. He's been stationed in Alaska for more than two years.

    More >>

    A U.S. Airman pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for his sister this weekend. Jakeria Florence graduated from Mitchell County High School Friday night. Scarlette M Wimberly She did not think her brother, Airman 1st Class Jason Florence, would make it to her graduation. He's been stationed in Alaska for more than two years.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly