Wood County 911 Center Releases 2013 Figures

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The numbers are in and emergency officials say they kept just a little less busy in 2013.

The Wood County 911 Center received over 179,000 calls for service last year, dispatching 99,000 of those calls.

73 percent of calls were law enforcement related.

The average answering time for a call was seven seconds, beating the national average of ten seconds.

Officials say they're happy to see a decrease in call volume from the previous year on record.

"It was a good year, our calls were down, just slightly. We attribute that to the derecho for 2012," says Carl Sizemore, interim director of the 911 center. "We had a very busy end of June and beginning of July."

Last August, the 911 center upgraded their computer dispatch and phone systems.

Sizemore says the upgrades have allowed the center to operate more efficiently.

The offices on core road also serve Wirt County.

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