HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency officially opened its new facility today with a ribbon cutting, open house and public preparedness event.
The ceremony marked the end of a several-months transition from the leased building that housed the agency to the new, state-of-the-art facility located at 1310 Elmerton Avenue in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County.
"This building gives us several advantages over our other facility, in that the technology makes it easier to maintain an awareness of incidents across the state, and we have other state agencies working here with us every day to facilitate information sharing and planning for future events," said PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr.
Staff from PennDOT's Statewide Traffic Management Center and District 8 Regional Traffic Management Center, and the Department of Human Services Emergency Preparedness are also located in the 132,433 square-foot building.
Planning began early in 2010, and the final component of audio/visual installation was finished in April 2016. Personnel from PEMA and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner transitioned to the new building over a two-month period.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency