Ida County Communications Center gets new look

In May of this year, the Ida County Communications Center went through a major, and much anticipated, renovation. The project was spearheaded by Ed Sohm, Ida County E-911 Director, and Deputy Sheriff Corey Trucke, who is the communications center supervisor.

The project took nearly a month to complete and was the first time an update had occurred in the communications center since 2002. While the renovation was taking place, emergency communications for law enforcement, fire departments and county EMS was moved to the meeting room across the hallway.

The main focus of the renovation was to reconfigure the communications center so two complete communications center operator positions could comfortably fit into the room. Having two workstations in the communications center allows for two dispatchers to work at the same time during major incidents and when large events in the county take place.

See the full story in the Sept. 13 edition of the Ida County Courier or subscribe online for instant access.