Downtown Glendale is buzzing as Rural/Metro Corporation celebrates the opening of its new Central Arizona Dispatch Operations Center.
Officials cut the ribbon and gave tours of the new facility at 5835 W. Palmaire Ave. Thursday morning.
City council members approved a 10-year lease for Rural/Metro in October 2010, allowing the corporation to rent out 10,000 square feet at the Promenade at Palmaire.
The dispatch center provides emergency medical and fire dispatch services and answers calls to 911.
About 70 employees work there around the clock.
"We are thrilled to be part of the growth, revitalization and forward-thinking that has made Glendale's Centerline project possible and look forward to further enhancing our presence in Glendale," Rural/Metro Southwest Zone Vice President John Karolzak said.
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