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Airport to roll out a new mobile command center
By DeAllous Smith

Hartsfield-Jackson’s Centralized Command and Control Center (C4) will add a new mobile unit to its fleet of emergency response vehicles this winter.

The mobile center will enhance emergency response efforts by enabling first responders to conduct meetings, gather information, plan strategies for responses and coordinate resources from the site of an incident.

“The mobility of a command center allows us to conduct response and recovery operations from any remote site during emergencies,” said Gus Hudson, Aviation communications manager. “The vehicle will house state-of-the-art communication and office equipment similar to that installed in the C4 facility.

“The only difference is that it’s on wheels.”

Hudson said that the 45-foot mobile command center has six work stations, telephones, closed-circuit televisions, a conference room that comfortably seats eight to 10 people, and a radio system that will allow Airport first responders to communicate with their counterparts from other agencies.

The mobile response vehicle also will serve as a backup center if the C4 facility experiences a loss of power or communications.

The C4’s objective is to integrate the Airport Operations Center and Emergency Operations Center into one facility. The combination of these functions means more streamlined responses to incidents reported in and around the Airport.

The mobile command center will begin operations this winter.


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