Mayor tours Combined Communications Center

Updates to Fire dispatch area recently completed

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

On Monday, Spokane Mayor David Condon toured the facilities of the Spokane County Combined Communications Center (CCC). During the visit, the Mayor spoke with workers and got a look at recent updates to the Fire Dispatch portion of the building.

New console furniture was added to the CCC this summer to better prepare for increasing call volume. The updates will provide for the increase in the number of call taker-dispatch consoles/positions from eight (8) to fourteen (14).

“It is wonderful to see how this facility continues to be a success, enhancing our ability to provide quality service to Spokane’s citizens,” said Mayor Condon. “The center and the workers I spoke to there are great examples of the amazing public safety personnel and resources in our region.”

Spokane’s Combined Communications Building (CCB) opened in April of 2004. The 21,200 square foot CCB is home to Spokane Fire Department’s Combined Communications Center (CCC), City of Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff Dispatch and Spokane County 911/ Crime Check.

The CCB project and facility has met the needs of each of the individual agencies and improved cooperation and services to the public and emergency responders throughout Spokane County. Before the CCB opened, there were four separate emergency dispatch operations in the county that functioned from three different spaces, some of which were inadequate for the agencies’ expansion and resource needs.

The two City organizations maintain an important presence at the CCB. The Spokane Fire Department dispatches for all Fire Districts in Spokane County through the CCC. The City of Spokane Police Department is the largest independent law enforcement dispatch agency in the County.