For Immediate Release
New Public Safety Center to Serve as State's Back-up
State officials announced today that the new Springfield–Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott St. in Springfield, will serve as the back-up center for the state of Missouri's emergency management operations.
"This (facility) is right up there among the best - among the best that any other states have," explained Paul Parmenter, director of the State Emergency Management Association. "Congratulations for what you have done and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your community."
City, county, state and federal officials and staff cut the ribbon on the new public safety center (PSC) Monday, Aug. 6.
The Springfield–Greene County Office of Emergency Management also received recognition by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program for achieving 100% compliance. The local OEM is among only 64 in the nation to receive the prestigious accreditation.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, who helped secure more than $2 million in funding for the center, praised director Ryan Nicholls for running an exceptional program and for shepherding construction of the state-of-the-art facility.
When fully occupied, the building will house Springfield–Greene County 911 and the Springfield–Greene County Office of Emergency Management.
Public Safety Center video overview: http://cityview.springfieldmo.gov/media/psc
Fact Sheet: www.springfieldmo.gov/911/pdfs/pscFacts.pdf
Video interviews from the event and still photos will be available later today at www.springfieldmo.gov.
For more information, contact: Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or Dale Moore at 417-848-7777.