WESCOM Breaks Ground for New Comm Center
When WESCOM, Plainfield and other
Will County 9-1-1 officials helped break ground for a new WESCOM
Communication Center on April 19, maintaining and improving public
safety was their first priority.
Due to its growth in recent years and potential growth over the
next 10-20 years, WESCOM needs the new facility - which will go live in
2014 - to meet the increased demand for its emergency telephone
Since 2006, WESCOM has expanded its 9-1-1 and other dispatch
responsibilities from 5 police agencies and 8 fire agencies (13 total)
to 8 police agencies and 12 fire agencies (20 total) today.
"We've been planning to build a free-standing, separate
building for our operations for several years," said WESCOM Executive
Director Steve Rauter.
With the help of exemplary intergovernmental cooperation,
those plans soon will be coming to fruition.
The end result will be a $5-million, 17,000-square-foot,
one-story, precast concrete facility designed by architect AECOM, a
"world-class designer of 9-1-1 centers, Emergency Operations Centers,
and other government projects," according to Rauter.
The new building is being planned to be occupied 1Q 2014. more...
Now hiring for the position of Telecommunicator.
The Telecommunicator job requirements include:
Click here to apply
- Answering emergency and assistance calls.
- Entering data into the 911 CAD System
- Monitoring bank and business alarms
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