NORWICH– The Chenango County Emergency Operations Center will be duplicating its operations in order to meet a state grant’s requirements. The county’s dispatch center received over a million dollars worth of aid from two separate grants in 2005.
Requirements for those grants include creating a back up center in case the first was forced to close down and be phase two compliant for wireless technologies.
The current 911 center is located across from the courthouse in the old county jail building. The back up center will be maintained by the county as well and will be located in the back on the second floor at the Norwich Police Department on East Main Street.