The Northern Middlesex Regional Emergency Communications Center (NMRECC) District was approved by the Tewksbury and Dracut Boards of Selectmen and established on November 10, 2015 through the signing of the District Agreement by the Tewksbury and Dracut Town Managers. The NMRECC District was the first District in Massachusetts to be established under Chapter 500 of the Acts of 2014. The NMRECC District will provide improved quality of service, cost savings, access to updated technology and improved communications for Tewksbury and Dracut. Two additional communities are expected to join the NMRECC District.
The NMRECC District facility is being constructed adjacent to the Tewksbury DPW facility at 999 Whipple Road and will have 6,500 square feet of working space. The dispatch area will host seven dispatchers initially and allow for two additional workstations through expansion. Construction on the facility is likely to commence by late 2018 with the eventual opening in early 2020. The NMRECC District will provide the Towns of Tewksbury and Dracut with enhanced emergency communication capabilities and technology to protect residents, visitors and businesses in these communities.