Ada County celebrated their new emergency 911 dispatch center with a ribbon cutting yesterday.

A new-and-improved $15 million facility will provide the technology needed to keep the public safe, including 911 text messaging.

The new facility will replace the current dispatch center that’s been in the basement of the Ada County Public Safety Building since the 1970s.

The county has 58 dispatchers that field about 40,000 calls every month.

They also say that 90 percent of 911 calls are answered within two rings and calls are usually answered, with the issue taken care of, in less than 90 seconds.

It's great to know that we have such amazing emergency responders and dispatchers if and when the needs arises in the Treasure Valley!

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