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Watson Emergency Service Center

The Watson Emergency Service Center

is home to the Henderson County Emergency Management Agency and the Henderson County Fire Department Headquarters. This facility was built in 1974 and was the home of the Henderson County Jail until 2010. Grant funding was provided by the Fred Cecil Watson Memorial Fund to update the facility for use as office 

and training space for Henderson County's Emergency Services. No taxpayer dollars were spent in the remodel of the center.

This facility provides 3 state of the art conference rooms that can be used to accommodate meeting and training needs for local, state, and federal emergency service partners, and is available to other non-emergency service agencies upon request and availability.

Each conference room provides a different layout and can accommodate audiences of various sizes. All three are equipped with multimedia presentation equipment and internet connectivity.



Training Center


Room A

Conference Room A, also known as the Jim McKee Conference Room, is the most utilized conference room we have. It offers a wide range of layouts for any audience. It will seat around 50 people with tables and chairs, but without the tables, it will seat around 70-75.

Room B

Conference Room B is the smallest of our conference rooms. It will hold approximately 10-15 people with tables and chairs, and 20-25 without tables.

Room C

Conference Room C is our basement classroom. It provides seating for audiences of 40 with tables and chairs, and cold be configured to accommodate approximately 50-60 without tables.



Reserve a Training Room

To schedule a training room, please call our office at 731-968-1567, or you can follow the link below to submit a request online, and someone from our office will be in touch with you.


Booking and Use Policies

We understand that things come up last minute, but we ask that you please try to reserve your room as far in advance as possible. Anything not scheduled in advance is subject to availability. We also recognize that meetings my need to cancel, and we ask that you please call our office to remove cancelled meetings from the schedule promptly so we can open up availability to others.

Real-life emergency situations will take priority over any, and all, meetings scheduled and can bump your reservation without notice.

The Center gives booking priorities to Emergency Service agencies, but will do our best to accommodate non-emergency service entities.

We DO NOT book rooms for social or political gatherings.

The Center is the property of Henderson County Government and, therefore, alcohol is not allowed on the premises. This facility is also tobacco free and users may only smoke, dip, or chew in designated smoking areas outside.

Users will help to maintain the facility by cleaning up after meetings or classes. Supplies are available on site.

The person making the reservation must read and sign the IT Policy Form.

The person making the reservation, or his/her agency, will be responsible for any damage that occurs during their use of the facility.

If providing a meal, the user will be responsible for bringing all necessary supplies to include: food, beverages, ice, paper goods, and utensils. 


Watson Emergency Service Center


50 Natchez Trace Drive
Lexington, TN 38351

P: (731) 968-1567



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