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Oct 21, 2013
Governor Jindal Highlights Funding for Emergency Communications Center in East Feliciana Parish

CLINTON – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced $270,000 in capital outlay funding to support the purchase and renovation of a new emergency communications center for the East Feliciana Parish 911 Commission. The State Bond Commission recently approved the funding. 

The new center will better serve the area during emergency evacuations and will allow the Commission to coordinate shelter space faster for those evacuating from coastal areas during a storm. The funding will also support a new emergency phone system that will help local law enforcement respond to 911 calls faster and more efficiently. 

Governor Jindal said, “Today’s announcement builds on our efforts to partner with local law enforcement and emergency offices to cut crime and ensure we’re prepared for a natural disaster. We want to make sure our parishes have the resources they need to keep our people safe in the event of an emergency. Strategic investments in emergency resources like this new communications center will help us continue to work together to protect our people and help law enforcement stay tough on crime in our communities.”

Currently, the East Feliciana Parish 911 Commission leases the building that will be renovated through the project. The funding will allow the Commission to purchase the building and install key renovations, including a new air conditioning system and a new emergency phone system. In addition, the funding will support an emergency generator and the additions of new showers and bunks for emergency shelter situations. 

Sen. Rick Ward said, “This new center will keep our people safe and help us stay prepared for future emergencies like hurricanes. I'm grateful for the work that the East Feliciana 911 Commission does for our people here in this community and I know this funding will go a long way in assisting them in their efforts."

About the East Feliciana Parish 911 Commission
The East Feliciana Parish 911 Commission regulates all communication equipment and personnel within East Feliciana Parish, including all 911 telephone communications and dispatching for the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, the Constable’s Office and 13 fire districts.

 
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