A 911 Center Built to Withstand Tornado Winds

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The new 911 center coordinates public safety dispatching for five law enforcement agencies, eight fire departments, six ambulance agencies and several other governmental services.

BISMARK, N.D. — A 911 dispatch center being built in north Bismarck will have the ability to withstand EF4 tornado winds.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for the estimated $6.3 million project that has been five years in the making. The 20,000-square-foot, two-story center will be built onto Dakota Carrier Network’s facility at 4202 Coleman St.

Central Dakota Communications, a partnership involving Bismarck, Mandan and Burleigh County, handles 911 calls, nonemergency calls, fire and security alarms, and many other services residents use to seek public safety assistance.

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