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Emergency Communication Center to Get Updated


Oct. 9, 2013

The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) in Albemarle County is looking to replace its outdated technology.

The center is planning a digital overhaul to integrate all regional emergency systems.

Albemarle police, fire and rescue will also get a new record management system and GPS software.

The project's budget is around $6 million, but officials say the payoff will be priceless.

"It'll give us better technology," says Tom Hanson with the ECC. "And with better technology our end result is always getting a faster, more efficient response to the community."

The current system hasn't been updated since the center first started using comupters.

Officials say it will be one to two years before the finish the update.


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