HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County first responders say during this year's BikeFest, 911 dispatchers got close to 1,000 calls over three days. That many calls, combined with bumper to bumper traffic made it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through. So now preparations already underway to make next year safe.
In a meeting Wednesday, officials decided instead of operating emergency services out of two locations, Myrtle Beach Police and Horry County Fire Rescue will put all their resources into one operations center.
Scott Thompson, Deputy Chief with Horry County Fire Rescue, said Myrtle Beach Fire offered their facility to them, and it felt like a good plan because the location is closer to an area near the beach, where they received a high volume of calls.