New mobile incident command center in Butler County

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - This year, Butler County Emergency Management received grant money to turn a 53 foot semi-trailer into a state-of-the art command center used to respond to disasters.

"This can work as a mobile command post out on the scene if you're in an area that is rural that doesn't have a facility near by to go in," said Matt Haverkos. "It's got state of the art equipment, computer equipment, camera equipment and weather monitoring equipment."

Inside the trailer is several different rooms with more than a half dozen TV monitors. The command post also has a 40-foot mast with a camera on top of it.

The trailer was donated to Butler County and the technology inside cost about $100,000. The technology was paid for through homeland security grants.

"The residents of Butler County are actually blessed to have something like this where they can have safe conditions monitored during an emergency and relay information back to the media and general public to keep people safe," said Haverkos.

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