The City of Moore's 911 Emergency Operations Center is a state of the art telecommunications facility which houses both our public-safety dispatching operations.
We moved into the current facility in City Hall in April 1998. The Center consists of a 650 sq. ft. 9-1-1 operations area, and a smaller room that serves as an administrative office, emergency operations area, and a meeting/training area. In the operations area we have three modular workstations which are primarily used for 9-1-1 dispatching. The EOC has three workstations which support emergency management functions.
We operate a 3-position Motorola Centracom II radio console, which controls our Police primary, Police tactical, Fire primary, and City Government radio channels. We also have numerous stand-alone VHF, UHF, and 800 mhz radios with which we can communicate on nearly all frequencies used by public safety and government agencies in central Oklahoma. The City's tornado warning sirens have their primary activation point in our Center, via one of the radios and a pair of paging encoders. We also have a pair of 2-meter/70-cm amateur radios which support weather spotter operations.
Moore is part of the 9-1-1 Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, which in conjunction with Oklahoma City operates an enhanced 9-1-1 system metro-wide. We currently have three 9-1-1 workstations, numerous "regular" telephone lines, and direct telephone lines to each of our Police Station, all three Fire Stations, and the Midwest City Ambulance dispatch center.
The facility is equipped with our own LAN, which serves a dozen workstations and display terminals. We also interface with networks at City Hall and the Police Department, and also with OLETS, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. Our entire facility is served by a large backup power generator, which also can provide power to the rest of City Hall.