The Warren County Emergency Services (911) Center provides dispatching and communications for all Law Enforcement, Fire, and Ambulance services in WarrenCounty. The Center is the primary terminal point for 911 calls originating from telephones installed in WarrenCounty. Activated in February 1996, and operating from an underground facility near WarrentonMO, the 911 Center is hardened against tornadoes, and an internal electrical generator allows the computer and radio laden facility to continue operations even during times of localized or widespread power outages. In the event of any sort of widespread disaster affecting WarrenCounty, the Center can be utilized as a command post for Emergency Services to direct recovery operations. Staffed 24 hours a day by professional communications officers from a variety of backgrounds, the Center is an essential link in all the public safety functions in WarrenCounty. Operating from four communications consoles, the Communications Officers are in continuous radio contact with the five law enforcement agencies, two ambulance districts, three fire districts, and the Emergency Management Agency in WarrenCounty. They also monitor radio frequencies which allow them to communicate with State Highway Patrol cars in WarrenCounty, Highway Patrol Troop C Headquarters, and police and fire/ambulance agencies from cities and counties surrounding WarrenCounty. In addition to computer controlled radio communications, each console has an active 9-1-1 position, CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) and a terminal connecting the operator with the computer systems of the State Highway Patrol, Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle and Driver's License Bureaus, and the U.S. Department of Justice (NCIC). The 911 Center is governed by an elected board of directors. These seven board members come from different backgrounds that allow them to manage many situations. Our board meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m.