The MECC is located at the Monroe Public Safety Center and will serve as a central point for all city departments to meet & coordinate city resources and responses in a more effective and efficient manner during major emergency incidents. The MECC will be activated by the Mayor of the City of Monroe during times of major man-made or natural incidents affecting our city that does not rise to the level of a disaster declaration by the parish homeland security office. It will be activated for those emergencies that are specific to the boundaries of the City of Monroe; and, only for City of Monroe resources.
These tools will allow for simultaneous multiple displays of data derived from the internet, weather radar, maps, GPS, multiple news sources, local and cable television, and various computer software programs. The project took approximately 60 days to complete at an estimated overall cost of $30,000 obtained from the fire department's budget. The recent upgrades greatly enhance our ability to manage all City of Monroe resources from one location during major incidents, thereby better serving the Citizens of Monroe.