County breaks ground on new dispatch call center

Courtesy of Cyrus Johnasen County officials break ground Wednesday at the site of the future emergency call center in Hilo. In attendance at the groundbreaking were Mayor Mitch Roth, Managing Director Lee Lord, Councilman Aaron Chung, Hawaii Police Chief Paul Ferreira, Hawaii Fire Assistant Chief Ian Smith, Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno, and representatives from Hensel Phelps Construction.

A new emergency call center being built in Hilo will improve communications between the county’s police and fire departments.