Century Leaders Tour Emergency Center, Plan To Manage Disasters
March 17, 2017
The Town of Century plans to become more proactive in future emergency responses and recovery operations, according to Century Mayor Henry Hawkins.
Thursday morning, Hawkins, council members Luis Gomez and Sandra McMurray Jackson and Town Clerk Leslie Howington toured the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on W Street in Pensacola.
Brad Hattaway, planning coordinator for Escambia EMA, explained to the council how the agency works and the council’s role. He said the Town of Century is part of the planning process and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is there to support the town during disasters.
The town has a standing invitation to participate in the planning, training, exercises and operations of the EOC, Hattaway said.
The Town of Century currently contracts with BRACE – the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies — to represent the town during EOC activations.
Picture top: Century council member Sandra McMurray Jackson in Century’s seat at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. Pictured below: (L-R) Mayor Henry Hawkins, council member Luis Gomez, council member Jackson, Town Clerk Leslie Howington. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.