Luminant gives $50,000 for EOC

October 12, 2013

The county has received a $50,000 check from Luminant for the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Currently, the EOC is inside the Law Enforcement Center, which houses 911 dispatch, the Sheriff’s Office and the County Jail. However, a freestanding EOC is being built nearby.

Jan Caldwell, community relations manager for Luminant, which manages the Comanche Peak nuclear plant, presented the check to the Commissioners Court. Comanche Peak employees who also volunteer in Hood County were present as well. Those employees were Ray Fishencord, who works with the Hood County Red Cross, and Scott Cook, who is a volunteer firefighter.

“The county is very pleased with the donation and wants to thank Luminant for this generous contribution,” County Judge Darrell Cockerham said. “This donation, combined with a $712,000 grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), will go a long way for the construction of the new facility.”

The Sheriff’s Office, fire marshal’s office and the county’s IT department will be housed in the new, state-of-the-art EOC.

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