Emergency dispatch centers closer to merging

Emergency dispatch centers closer to merging »Play Video
TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The goal has been a regional dispatch center. Franklin County now has $100,000 to put towards the effort.

The money would hire a project manager.

Franklin County is also switching equipment to the more-advanced systems used by Benton County.

Ed Bush, Communications Director for Franklin County, said, "You're looking at maybe 6-12 months so we can put that process together and have a facility that benefits all of Tri-Cities and our emergency service agencies."

County directors are also looking to include Walla Walla in their new plans.