Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Opens Emergency Center

February 23, 2011, 7:15 am

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park unveiled a new, $5.6 million dollar emergency command center after a ceremony on Friday.

The Visitor Emergency Operations Center will help the park’s staff handle situations – like natural disasters, lost hikers, and other park related incidents – right from this building, which was built using federal stimulus money.

From this state of the art center, all eight national parks in Hawaii, as well as those Guam, American Samoa and Saipan will be serviced.

To read more and see a video of the dedication, click here