EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Eau Claire County’s Emergency Communications Center will be upgrading its services after receiving an 89-thousand-dollar grant. City council members approved the grant from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

The Eau Claire Emergency Center manager says the money will go towards upgrading the center’s services to the next generation 9-1-1 system, as well as providing additional training for 9-1-1 dispatchers.

Training will include certifications for life-saving services such as CPR, Heimlich, EpiPen, and Narcan administration. The center is already in the early phases of implementing the new system. And it will continue to provide normal emergency services as the upgrades continue.