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County Commission approves new software for emergency operations

Emergency procedures in Eddy County could change after approval of new computer software by the Eddy County Board of County Commissioners.

Tuesday commissioners approved a request to use money from the Eddy County fire excise tax fund to pay for the WebEOC software from Juvare.

Eddy County Fire Service (ECFS) Director Joshua Mack said the software would be utilized with Eddy County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) housed at the ECFS office south of Carlsbad.

“At this time we do not have an EOC (software) program, we have had WebEOC in the past, it expired and is being reestablished,” he said. 

According to Juvare’s website, WebEOC is the world’s most widely used incident management software.

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