Previously housed within the Livingston County Jail, CenComm is now located in a newly renovated facility and is the county's emergency dispatch center. From that location, all emergency services personnel and equipment are dispatched in response to calls for assistance throughout the county. Calls may come from any source including the US Coast Guard due to the county's proximity to major towboat and riverboat traffic using the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers as well as the dams/locks at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
Also in close proximity are the many chemical plants at Calvert City, KY. A large scale release of toxic chemicals in January, 2003 that affected the southern portion of the county resulted in the recent installation of an emergency alert siren system which can be sounded by dispatchers in the case of any future chemical releases and/or threatening weather.
This office coordinates it's functions with the county's Emergency Medical Service, five fire departments, county Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Office of Emergency Management, US Foresty Park Rangers, Tennessee Valley Authority Police, 2 electrical utilities, county and state road departments, various LP and natural gas services, and numerous other companies, departments and agencies which may become involved in incidents requiring an immediate response.
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