Congresswoman secured $500K for construction of state-of-the-art facility
Whittier, CA – Yesterday, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) got an up close look at Whittier's brand new Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a construction project that was made possible by federal funding Congresswoman Sánchez secured. Congresswoman Sánchez was on site at the Whittier Police Department to the see the EOC in action during the city's annual disaster preparedness training.
"Thanks to high-tech improvements, the Whittier Police Department can be more responsive to the people of Whittier and its surrounding areas," said Congresswoman Sanchez. "Most importantly, the new Emergency Operations Center makes our community safer. Projects like this have an undeniable, positive impact on our community. I'm proud to have played a part in part in ensuring that our emergency responders have the proper tools to answer the community's call for help."
In 2009, Congresswoman Sánchez secured $500,000 in Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for the City of Whittier to construct and upgrade its Emergency Operations Center. The FEMA funding allowed the City of Whittier to construct a new facility to house personnel, communications, and equipment to ensure continuity of operations in the event of a disaster, such as a wildfire or earthquake.