Columbia County’s Emergency Mobile Operations Center gets upgrades.


Columbia County’s Emergency Mobile Operations Center has gotten some upgrades.

What was once used by volunteers is now the central hub for several emergency agencies within the county.

There’s new radio equipment, HDMI video, an upgrade to the camera system, just to name a few.

“The sheriff’s office has been a big part rolling forward. Fire-Rescue has been fantastic in their level of participation. And even me with technology services. We’ve had technology on board as well so it’s absolutely become a team effort,” said Director of Technology Services Michael Blanchard.

The mobile command center was put to the test after the state called for it to assist in a missing inmate in Washington County.

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