A 911 Center Built to Withstand Tornado Winds

The new 911 center coordinates public safety dispatching for five law enforcement agencies, eight fire departments, six ambulance agencies and several other governmental services.

BISMARK, N.D. — A 911 dispatch center being built in north Bismarck will have the ability to withstand EF4 tornado winds.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for the estimated $6.3 million project that has been five years in the making. The 20,000-square-foot, two-story center will be built onto Dakota Carrier Network's facility at 4202 Coleman St.

Central Dakota Communications, a partnership involving Bismarck, Mandan and Burleigh County, handles 911 calls, nonemergency calls, fire and security alarms, and many other services residents use to seek public safety assistance.

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