December 10, 2019

PSAPs

Huron County 911 Levy at Risk

Citizens at Odds Over Proposed Levy Huron County officials have said they need at least $4 million to upgrade the county’s outdated 911 operations, which has had nine outages in the past year-and-a-half. In November, voters will be asked to vote on a five-year 911 levy to fund the required upgrades. Despite the benefits that […]

North Carolina Counties Experience 911 Outage

Friday morning, shortly after 5 a.m. 911 service had been restored to all counties in Western North Carolina who were reporting outages with their 911 systems.  An alert issued shortly after 2 am by Cherokee County Emergency Management reported a 911 outage in several mountain towns Friday morning saying: Similar Story: Verizon 911 outage restored […]

Huron County 911 Levy

Huron County 911 Levy at Risk

Citizens at Odds Over Proposed Levy Huron County officials have said they need at least $4 million to upgrade the county’s outdated 911 operations, which has had nine outages in the past year-and-a-half. In November, voters will be asked to vote on a five-year 911 levy to fund the required upgrades. Despite the benefits that […]

Santa Barbara Fire and Medical Dispatch Splits from Sheriff


Santa Barbara County supervisors voted on Tuesday to separate fire and medical dispatch operations from the Sheriff’s Office, capping a two-year effort by fire chiefs to run their own emergency communications center and highlighting the longstanding rift between the public safety entities. The vote also started the process of expanding the county’s existing Emergency Operations […]

Illinois 9-1-1

Illinois Consolidation Hearing in October

Madison County Illinois Consolidation plan has been scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 21 in Springfield. The hearing, part of the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Meeting, will cover Madison’s consolidation plan that was resubmitted in August. The original plan was approved July 2017 by the Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), but numerous issues, […]

Edmonson County Kentucky Implements Text-to-911

Edmonson County is now giving people the opportunity to text 9-1-1. It’s a program that has been live since June and they have been working out the kinks. Officials have discovered that older phones work better with the technology. The only major downside? GPS technology is still more accurate with calls to 9-1-1 rather than […]

Text-to-911 Implemented in Citrus County Florida

The new law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, requiring all Florida counties to implement Text-to-911 services by January 1st, 2022, will make it possible for  citizens not able to verbally communicate during an emergency to now seek help.  As of August 9, 2019, Citrus County Florida residents will be able to contact 9-1-1 via text […]

911 Funding Impacted by Typographical Error

Voters Approve 9-1-1 Funding Levy with Typo In May, the Columbia County 9-1-1 Communications District in St. Helens, Oregon put forth a tax levy for funding to their voters to approve an operations levy taxing property owners “.29 cents per $1,000” of assessed property value. Although the wording on the ballot had been proofed by […]

QComm911 Dispatchers Protest

Understaffing at the root of Illinois Dispatcher protest

9-1-1 Employees Protest to Bring Attention to PSAP Staffing Employees of the Illinois Quad Cities Communications Center, also known as QComm911, staged a protest outside of the Milan Municipal Building last Thursday. Along with their supporters and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), their purpose was to bring attention […]

Texas Recognizes Emergency Services Dispatchers as First Responders

Governor Greg Abbott signs HB1090 into law On Monday June 10, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed House Bill 1090 into law. The bill, introduced by Texas House of Representative Cecil Bell, amends Texas’ Government Code by including “an emergency response operator or emergency services dispatcher who provides communication support services for an agency […]

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