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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2013
Contact: Mike Sakal, City of Goodyear
Office: 623-882-7053 or email@example.com
Groundbreaking for 9-1-1 Communications Center, next Tuesday, January 22 at 9 a.m.
The City of Goodyear again is prepared to dig in for its future with a goal of assisting our citizens in need of help.
At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, city leaders will break ground on a new 9-1-1 Communications Center at the city’s recently acquired Venida Business Park complex, 115 North 145th Avenue.
The new 10,000 square foot facility is estimated to be a 10-month, $3.3 million project made possible by development impact fees. The state-of-the-art facility will allow for up to 12 dispatchers at one time, sending emergency help where needed as quickly as possible.
Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, City Manager Brian Dalke, Goodyear Telecommunications Manager Chris Nadeau and D.L. Withers Construction President Dan Withers will be speaking at the event.
“Over the years, our dispatchers have done a heroic job in less than ideal conditions,” said Mayor Lord. “Going forward their ability to serve in times of crisis will be greatly enhanced and your safety vastly improved thanks to this investment in our public safety network.”
With population growth, emergency calls in Goodyear are increasing. Since 2004, the number of 9-1-1 calls has grown an average of 13.8 percent a year, from just over 8,000 to more than 29,000 in 2012.
Goodyear City Manager Brian Dalke said, “Our city will continue to grow. The new center will fill a critical need for our public safety services and safety of our residents.”
In addition to the new building, the new center’s operations will provide faster response times and be connected to other police and public safety agencies throughout the region.
“The new building will not only help us overcome our challenges in our current facility, but paves the way for growth in the city and the implementation of our new regional wireless system,” said Goodyear Telecommunications Manager Chris Nadeau.
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