PRINCE GEORGE, Va. – A pending agreement between Prince George County and Fort Lee has potential to save lives.
The partnership centers on shared use of Prince George’s 911 Computer-Aided Dispatch, or CAD system. In the agreement, Fort Lee pays for upgrades to the system. In turn, both partners share the benefits of greater accuracy and faster emergency call handling.
Enhanced 911 CAD systems in other municipalities show improvements in emergency response efforts. Officials from Prince George and Fort Lee anticipate similar results from this agreement.
This public-to-public arrangement utilizes an Intergovernmental Support Agreement, or IGSA as the framework to improve services through partnerships, while avoiding additional costs.
Prince George County Administrator Percy Ashcraft and Fort Lee Garrison Commander Col. Hollie Martin will sign the IGSA at the Prince George County Emergency Operations Center at 11:30 a.m., Friday. Media are invited. For more information, call (804) 400-7273.
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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.