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Communications Center fully restored 

by A.M. Sheehan Advertiser-Democrat Aug. 10, 2017

On May 31 at 17:24 (5:24 p.m.) lightning struck at the Oxford County Regional Communications Center, blowing out every piece of equipment at dispatch and setting off alarms, knocking out lights and wreaking havoc through out the county complex in South Paris. The complex is home to superior and district courts, the jail, sheriff’s, treasurer’s, deeds and assessor’s offices.

On July 26, the last piece of equipment at dispatch was finally working again … the doorbell.

Responsible for the damage detection, repair and replacement of the entire dispatch system was Rick Davol of Communications Consulting Services Inc. in Gray.

The cost to replace most of the equipment – which includes not only the five-monitor desks of which there are four, but microphones, headphones and all the computer and radio hardware hidden away in the bowels of the dispatch office – was approximately $250,000, says OCRCC Director Jim Miclon.

“We are still working with insurance,” says Deputy Director Geff Inman, “to dot all the ‘i’s’ and cross all the ‘t’s’ before the claim can be paid.”

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