Washington County officials are planning new emergency operations center

The current emergency operations center is in Lincoln which can cause issues being so far from the rest of county operations.

Washington County is wanting to build a new emergency operations center after being in a temporary location for several years.

Right now, the Washington County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) sits in an old fire training facility in Lincoln, 35 minutes southwest of the county courthouse.

County Judge Patrick Deakins says being more centrally located is a priority.

“Emergency response is an obligation uniquely housed at the county level of government. So it's a responsibility that we take very seriously that if the unfortunate should happen, we as a county want to be absolutely prepared to serve every citizen,” Deakins said.

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