EDITORIAL COMMENT: Do you have a plan? Is your dispatch center located in a multi-occupancy facility?
At approximately 5PM Saturday night 911 operators at the Jeff Davis 911 Center heard what the fire chief described as a explosion and soon after began seeing smoke. Dispatchers immediately evacuated the building and contacted the fire department. Once the fire department arrived flames were shooting from the building. Emergency management rerouted all 911 calls to Camden county as quickly as possible. The building housed The Jeff Davis 911 center, The EMS building, and the Emergency management agency. Fire crews fought the fire for several hours before finally putting the fire out. Jeff Davis has since set up a mobile command Bus for 911 calls, and several other counties have offered Ambulances to help. According to the fire chief the State Fire marshals office is expected to arrive tomorrow morning to determine the cause of the fire. Three fire personnel were transported to the hospital for minor injuries, The Chief also said “You see this happening in other places but you never think it will happen in your own neighborhood”.
Source: News Now Georgia