The new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Marathon County, WI was dedicated on Wednesday April 17, 2013. Located in the basement of the Wausau City Hall, the EOC is designed to help manage the response for natural disasters, severe weather, multi unit response fires, and large scale public events.
In an article published by the Wausau Daily Herald:
Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple, Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger and Marathon County Emergency Management Director Steve Hagman hosted a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the new $75,000 center, followed by an open house for the general public. Hagman said planning for the Emergency Operation Center, which was paid for through a combination of state grants and county funds, began about a year ago.
“The reality is, when disasters happen, they are likely to happen outside of Wausau,” Karger said. “Disasters don’t follow boundaries. Because of that, we all have to work as a team, and this center will help us serve the public in the best way possible.”
Marathon County ARES/RACES will have a permament spot with communication equipment in the new EOC.