WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trumbull County will receive new federal resources from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) program provides funding for construction or renovation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC.)

“First responders in Trumbull County should have access to the resources and tools they need to do their jobs safely and quickly,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will allow our police officers, fire fighters, and EMS squads to respond quickly to national emergencies, local disasters, or natural catastrophes.”

The EOC program, funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), supports flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. According to FEMA, fully capable emergency operations facilities at the state and local levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters caused by any hazard.

The award to Trumbull County totals $740,625.