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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Multiple Agencies Successfully Complete The First Exercise

Just before noon the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center and the Office of Emergency Management activated the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). The exercise provided the opportunity to evaluate how the COOP ensured that essential functions could be conducted away from normal office settings.

In this first exercise, the 9-1-1 center temporarily functioned out of the mobile command vehicle. You may have seen the "big bus" parked just outside the communications center today (253 Wilson Lane). The Alaska Army National Guard was deployed to secure the area due to the sensitive nature of transitioning functionality from the center to the mobile command vehicle.

Lessons learned will be used to improve the COOP, ensuring that the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center can continue to maintain primary functions 24/7 on the Kenai Peninsula. Did you know that the center provides communications and connectivity for all first responders? From Alaska State Troopers to local law enforcement and fire/EMS agencies, their mission is to enhance the quality of life by serving as the communications link between citizens and public safety services.

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