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Dispatchers working around the clock at the Rockbridge regional Emergency Call Center will relocate soon to a renovated building, with a digital radio system that will make it easier for the ECC staff to serve the community.

Dispatchers accept and direct emergency and nonemergency calls in the area. Midland Trail. Currently, the crew is reroofing the building and upgrading the electrical service, which Bedell said should be completed in the next two weeks. The towers belong to the state, but are located on federally owned property in Augusta and Alleghany counties.

Upgrading from an analog to a digital radio system will have many technical benefits, including a safety backup feature that ensures if one radio line fails, the other will pick it up — enabling a dispatcher to stay online with the caller. After nearly two decades in the old headquarters, Bedell said the need for a new building was partially due to growth in the region, which led to a push for more ECC staff.

His dispatchers found themselves working in tighter quarters. The ECC is budgeted for 16 full-time dispatchers, one technician and a records clerk.

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There are also a couple of part-time positions. Bedell emphasized that, with a typical minimum staff of three dispatchers for every shift, the ECC works hard to juggle the demands of all the emergency and non-emergency services.

They have a very difficult job. The Rockbridge County administration eventually chose the county to be the sole buyer of the new building. The county also offered additional financial incentives to the two cities. Scudder said this helped convince Buena Vista and Lexington to support the move to the new building. Bedell agreed, saying the new building would give his dispatchers the space they need to work comfortably and efficiently.

Suter said the building could also potentially include a regional emergency operations center in the future. Suter will give a construction update on the county office side of the ECC building to the county Board of Supervisors at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.

Buena Vista. By Sutton Travis Dispatchers working around the clock at the Rockbridge regional Emergency Call Center will relocate soon to a renovated building, with a digital radio system that will make it easier for the ECC staff to serve the community. ECC dispatchers take calls, most of which do not involve an emergency. He added that the updated call center will be an asset to the community for years to come.Rockbridge County Public Schools administration in coordination with other state and community agencies have created a plan for providing continuation of learning as much as possible at this moment.

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All habitable structures in Rockbridge County are now required to have physical street addresses assigned to them.

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Also known as E addresses and structure addresses, the physical address allows for enhanced emergency response to homes and businesses. Physical addresses are used by the local U. Post Office for mail delivery. GPS data will be collected for the new building location and driveway in order to establish an address for the structure.

We would prefer to collect the GPS data before any framing begins. New addresses can usually be assigned and returned in just a few days. Please post the new address in a conspicuous location at the end of the driveway or on the house where it can clearly and easily be seen by first responders. Please contact your Post Office delivery driver to find out where they want your new mailbox to be placed. If you are purchasing an existing home in Rockbridge County please check with the GIS Office to be sure you will be using the correct address at your new home.

This is commonly referred to as a Two House rule. Private roads are usually established when a new home will use the same driveway access as an established home. Address numbers will be updated based upon the new road. Contact the GIS Office to begin the process of establishing a new private road. Please see additional suggestions for residents Addressing Suggestions. To report a downed, damaged, or missing street sign, please use this link.

Street Signs. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. E Addressing All habitable structures in Rockbridge County are now required to have physical street addresses assigned to them. Vacant lots or vacant land is not addressed. New Addresses.

New addresses are established by the GIS Office just after the foundation footers have been poured or placed. The new permanent driveway should also be in place by this time. Private road street signs in Rockbridge County are white with black lettering. Public road streets signs are green with white lettering. Rockbridge County maintains both private and public street signs. When a private road or driveway has two or more habitable structures it must be assigned a road name.

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