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New emergency center to be unveiled today

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 7, 2007


Hernando County will dedicate the new Frank W. Bierwiler Emergency Communications and Operations Center at 10 a.m. today at 18900 Cortez Blvd. The center will house the county's consolidated 911 emergency communications call center, emergency operations center, emergency management staff, and the Sheriff's Office communications and technology services staffs. The public is invited to tour the facility. Call the Hernando County Sheriff's Office at 754-6830.


Health Department moving six offices

The county Health Department will move six administrative departments today through Monday from downtown Brooksville to the Airport Industrial Park at 15470 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville. Moving are environmental health, vital statistics, human resources, administration, emergency planning and health education. All medical and behavioral health services will remain at 300 S Main St. The Brooksville office will be closed Thursday and open Friday only for those with scheduled Women, Infants and Children office appointments. Limited services will be available today and Monday. The Spring Hill clinic, 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., will maintain normal hours and will continue to provide its usual services. Call 540-6817.


Large animal rescue course set

The Hernando County Emergency Animal Response Team and Emergency Management Department will sponsor technical large animal emergency rescue training Thursday through Sunday at the Best Western Motel, 30307 Cortez Blvd. The course will teach large animal rescue methods for emergencies, such as vehicle accidents, storms and hazardous material incidents. It includes a basic class Thursday through Saturday and half-day training for large animal hazmat Sunday. Cost is $285 for the basic course and an additional $50 for Sunday. Registration in advance is required. Call 585-7721 or e-mail to  

Today's pick

Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. The Winter Exhibit runs through March 27. Artwork in many different mediums by local artists and craftspeople is featured. Call 544-5407.

[Last modified February 6, 2007, 22:01:59]

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