The Weld County Regional Communications Center (WCRCC) is the second largest Emergency Communications Center in the
State of Colorado. It serves 41 Law, Fire and Medical agencies
covering approximately 4,000 square miles in and outside of Weld County.
In October 2013, the WCRCC was awarded one of the highest honors a center can achieve: the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE). It is the 180th ACE Center in the world.
WCRCC Open House February 5, 2014
The 10,316-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including Next Generation 9-1-1 capability, WeatherTap HD future weather radar, and the Front Range Communications Consortium (FRCC) Radio System.
“This is a vitally important day for Weld County,” said Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, who also serves as chair of the E911 Authority Board, which provided a portion of the funding for the new center. “The county and the E911 Board are proud of the technology incorporated in this center, and we are proud to offer the best service possible to our Weld County residents and visitors with regard to public safety communication.”
The center, which became fully operational on February 12, cost approximately $4 million.
“The teamwork involved in making this center a reality was impressive,” said Commissioner Chairman Douglas Rademacher. “From the E911 Board, to the Public Safety Communications team to the Buildings and Grounds crew to the vendors who proudly installed state-of-the-art equipment in the center, everyone has worked together to make this a reality for the residents of Weld County.”
Helpful Tips and Reminders
- Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies
- The non-emergency number is 970-350-9600
- If you do not have a police/fire/medical problem but need another type of help, the Weld County United Way 2-1-1 line may be able to provide you with help.
- If you need updates on road conditions, call 5-1-1 from your cellular phone or visit www.cotrip.org
- Sometimes it may seem that a dispatcher is asking a lot of questions when you call for emergency services. Please know that while the call-taker is asking you questions, he/she is relaying the information to responding unites. The information you provide to the call-taker will help determine the type the services you need which may include law enforcement, fire and/or emergency medical help.
- Remember, disconnected cellular phones are still able to dial 9-1-1. Unfortunately, these hang-up calls create unnecessary workload for dispatchers in any emergency dispatch center. Please take the batteries out of disconnected cellular phones to prevent these accidental 9-1-1 calls.