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Mobile Command project completed

SUPERVISORS VISIT MOBILE COMMAND – Copiah County EMA director Randle Drane showed the Board of Supervisors around the EMA’s new mobile command center after a meeting recently. From left are supervisors Terry Channell, Kenneth Powell, Jimmy Phillips and Perry Hood; Drane, and Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart. Not pictured: Supervisor Earl Dixon.

The Copiah County Emergency Management Agency has added a Mobile Command to its inventory of equipment ready to serve the citizens whenever a crisis occurs.

The Mobile Command trailer is a custom built trailer from Magnolia Enterprises designed for mobile operations in the field. Custom cabinets were built and installed by Jerry Haddack.

The command trailer has four radios and a ACU1000 that can link multiple frequencies together for any operation with multiple agencies responding . The Mobile Command is designed to be used in the field for disasters or extended emergency situations. The command trailer is equipped with heat and air, flood lights on each outside corner for night operations, and there are two canopies one on each side for protection of personnel from the sun or rain.

Copiah County 911 director Rick Stevens and EMA director Randle Drane put in numerous hours to get the command trailer operational  and ready for service. The trailer was funded with grant money from the state.

“Copiah County Emergency Management Agency thanks the Copiah County Board of Supervisors for allowing the agency to continue improving its capability in preparing for emergency situations that could happen within County County,” said Drane.

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