Source: 911 Communications District
CLECO stepped up last Friday in a big way for public safety. The Natchitoches Parish Communications District (Natchitoches 9-1-1), as the owner and operator of the Natchitoches Parish Emergency Warning system, asked CLECO for assistance with relocating one of the Region’s 19 siren sites, which are strategically located throughout the parish to provide coverage for the warning system.
CLECO readily agreed to assist the Communications District, and on Friday, Feb. 5, the siren was relocated to its new home adjacent to the “old” town hall building in Campti. Crews arrived at 8:30 a.m. and in conjunction with Kay Radio, had the system’s components relocated and operational by noon.
The move of less than 30 feet was necessary as the result of a property transfer. Willis Carter, Executive Director of Natchitoches 9-1-1 said,“Without CLECO’s assistance, the move would have been especially difficult. CLECO had the equipment, manpower, and most of all, the expertise to successfully carryout this move. We are extremely grateful for their willingness to assist the residents of Campti.”
Carter also expressed thanks and appreciation to the Town of Campti for providing space for the relocation. Carter also reported that repairs have been completed by Kay Radio on the Marthaville siren site, which was damaged in late 2020.