Mount Pleasant unveiled a new mobile command center at the recent Blessing of the Fleet.
The new vehicle, which will provide a much-needed communications hub at emergency scenes, was purchased as a part of the town’s capital improvement plan. The Capital Improvement and Asset Replacement Plan is a five-year plan that is updated annually and ensures the town’s commitment to its infrastructure needs.
In addition to the mobile command center, other parts of the plan include improvements to stormwater infrastructure and transportation investments. The overarching goal of the plan is to improve daily life for Mount Pleasant citizens.
The $250,000 mobile communication center will help in the coordination of multi-jurisdictional agencies during disasters, using the National Incident Management System. The new mobile center is an integral part of the Incident Command System implementation that aids area first responders in meeting national security response objectives.
Additionally the mobile unit will provide a much needed space for command staff to meet and review information and response strategies during natural disasters, or other emergency events.
“When emergencies and natural man-made disasters occur, our mobile command center becomes a vital component of emergency preparedness,” Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page said in a statement released by the town. “This asset also provides a secure command post during events requiring lengthy emergency management efforts.”