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New Bern unveils new Emergency Operations Center

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NEW BERN, N.C. -

The city of New Bern unveiled its brand new Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday.

The facility is designed to be a central hub for police officers, firefighters, and the public works department during times of crisis.

It has all the equipment they need during emergencies, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and even terrorist attacks.

It has two interactive smart boards, information sharing portals, televisions, video conferencing, and remote 911 dispatch technology.

The facility is at the water treatment facility near Highway 55.

"The time will come yet when we'll need it. And when new do, it's new and ready to be used. And I'm excited about that," said Denny Bucher, New Bern alderman, 3rd Ward

It cost $220,000 for the city to implement the facility.

The Emergency Operations Center used to be at City Hall, which Alderman Bucher said was not as well equipped.

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