Rutherford County Emergency Communications District’s (RCECD) 9-1-1 Administration and Training Center located at 591 Fortress Boulevard is now the “John D. Hood 9-1-1 Administration and Training Center.”
The new name was revealed during a small ceremony on Friday, September 11. Coincidently, the building’s original ribbon cutting took place just one day after September 11, 2001.
“We could not think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” said RCECD Director Steve Smith. “Mr. Hood has been such an incredible figure representing the Rutherford County community over the years, and he has been a tremendous asset to our communications team.”
Hood has been board member and treasurer since the group’s inception in 1986. He is the longest-standing member in the board’s history.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron commented, “You cannot be from Rutherford County without hearing the name ‘John Hood’ at least once. He has served this community well in many different ways. I was proud to nominate John for this honor for his years of service to the 9-1-1 Board. His name and his impact will be remembered for years to come.”