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County set to debut mobile command truck

February 20, 2013
By Eric Tichy ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - It's hard not to be intimidated sitting in the passenger seat of the county's new emergency services mobile command truck.

At 13 feet tall and 38 feet long, the truck is a force on the road, and one that may soon be showing up to major accidents and fires in the county.

So it's easy to understand why county fire and police officials are excited to show off their newest toy - courtesy of federal Homeland Security grants in the amount of $400,000. No local taxpayer money was used in the purchase.

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The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services recently has taken ownership of a mobile command truck, paid through federal Homeland Security funding. The $400,000 command truck will be put into service within the next 30 days.

The county Office of Emergency Services recently took ownership of the mobile command truck, equipped with technology to allow seamless communication between fire, police and state emergency officials. It's the sort of capability the county has long sought after to oversee major incidents, including large fires, police manhunts and weather emergencies.



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