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Open House At FDL County Communications Center This Afternoon

Fond du Lac County residents are invited to an open house at the County’s Communication Center this afternoon in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunication Week. Tours of the 911 center will be available from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. County Communications and Emergency Management Director Bobby Hicken says they will show people how their new Text To 911 technology works. She says, “Text To 911 being new we are going to be providing demonstrations of that showing what it looks like on our end. Letting people practice the Text To 911 not something we normally have people do.” There’s also an opportunity to see how dispatchers talk people through CPR and life-saving instructions. She says, “We will also be going through our emergency medical dispatching that is how we give the CPR instruction, life-saving instruction to callers. So we will be showing that software. Giving tours, we have cake and punch and Red E. Fox our mascot will probably be making an appearance again.” The County Communications Center is located at 63 Western Avenue in Fond du Lac.