GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
SEMMES ALABAMA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Crews have already begun to clear the land where the new Semmes Emergency Operations Center is set to be situated. Our prior articles used the term “safe room” as that is the terminology used by federal and state agencies throughout the process. However, the buiding, in addition to housing emergency personnel, will be equipped and manned as an emergency operations center.
Several state and county agencies were represented at the ground breaking ceremony as well as many city officials. Kristy Ray, Emergncy Management Specialist with the State Of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, guided the project through the government red tape throughout the project.
The new 2,000 square feet EOC building is expected to be open April 2020 and will be located on Forest Avenue behind the Fire Department Training Facility.
The story of the City Of Semmes’ first responders safe room (EOC) began on October 26, 2015 with Judy Hale’s Administration . The grant application was approved on August 29, 2016 just before the present administration took office.
The “City Of Semmes Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan” was created on January 1, 2014 during Judy Hale’s administration and has had no revisions or updates.
Header photo is Sample Stock Photo by U.S. CDC