Up & Coming Weekly

May 26, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/1251501

Contents of this Issue


Page 12 of 24

12 UCW MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM visit. Agencies recognized as Accredited Centers of Excellence adhere to industry best practices that promote standardized care, superior professionalism, as well as tracking and monitoring of response times to citizens throughout the call process. "What better time than now for this to occur," said Gene Booth, Cumberland County's Emergency Services Director. "In uncertain times with the pandemic and now approaching what could really be a rough hurricane season for us, I believe it comforts our community to realize that when they pick up that phone and need help, that they are dealing with folks on this end that have put in rigorous hours to know how to handle any situation." Cumberland County's Triple-ACE distinction will be recognized at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch's national conference in Las Vegas in April of 2021. For more information on the IAED and accreditations, visit emergencydispatch.org. Find out more about Cumberland County Emergency Services at co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/emergency-group/ emergency-services. T he Cumberland County 911 Communications Center has achieved membership in an elite group of communication centers throughout the world by achieving accreditation in three protocol disciplines with the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED). e County's 911 Center achieved the "Triple ACE" distinction by earning its Police Accreditation earlier this month. e Center had already achieved an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) status for Medical and Fire Dispatch and is now the 19th Triple ACE and the 23rd Police ACE in the world. "is is absolutely great news," said Adam Johnson, the 911 Center Telecommunications Manager. "is is extremely rare and while it is always the goal to get to this point, it doesn't always come to fruition for many agencies. We are definitely proud of this." Accredited centers demonstrate a commitment to providing superior public care and use of resources to create the best possible outcomes in public emergencies. e accreditation process requires an agency to conduct an intensive self- assessment based on rigorous standards. After reviewing the application, the IAED conducts an onsite evaluation County 911 Center Achieves Rare "Triple Ace" e 911 Communications Center, left to right, are Emergency Services Director Gene Booth, Ashley Wilson, Melissa Connolly, Christine Buchanan, Telecommunications Manager Adam Johnson, Shelia Bowen and Laura Smith. Drive-Thru Test Collection Offered by the Health Department on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Manna Church at 5117 Cliffdale Road. Test collection conducted by appointment only; walk-ins not accepted. Online self-assessment and appointment portal here: https://bit.ly/2LIwBZC Testing & Collection Sites Webpage and map with information on providers conducting testing: https://bit.ly/2LHhGPb Resources and Assistance Community resources and assistance page: https://bit.ly/2XbhGhr Response Page Includes operational changes for county departments and latest news releases: co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19 Text Alert System Text CCDPHCOVID19 to 888777 to receive information on COVID-19 in Cumberland County. COVID-19 Information & Resources Small Business Resiliency Grant Program Cumberland County Community Development has established a Small Business Resiliency grant program to assist qualified local businesses that suffered economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. e program is supported by Community Development Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. e program will provide grants up to $10,000 and is targeting small for-profit businesses with 10 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. e goal is to help businesses retain employees and maintain economic stability during the crisis. To apply, businesses must operate within the Cumberland County geographic service area, which includes the unincorporated areas of the county, as well as the towns of Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman and Wade. Applications will be accepted from until 5 p.m. on May 29. Application, submission requirements, and guidelines can be obtained via: • E-mail request at cmclamb@co.cumberland.nc.us • Small Business Resiliency Grant Program link on the Community Development website at co.cumberland.nc.us. News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Christian music station local your

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Up & Coming Weekly - May 26, 2020