KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Kittery Dispatch Center is getting a series of new upgrades which will help save lives.
New technology will improve signal quality and strength for dispatchers and the public who calls them.
Kittery Fire Chief David O'Brien said Monday that the current technology is more than 25 years old, and that the new technology is state-of-the-art. It is the first time Motorola will install this equipment in Maine.
After the renovation, the center will also have a third bay station and console, which will make room to hire a third dispatcher to handle 911 calls.
"It's an adrenaline rush. What's it going to be? Who's it going to be? And you don't know if it's an emergency call or a routine call," said Linda Driscoll, a dispatcher of 30 years in York County.