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For local 9-1-1 dispatchers help is an everyday thing
By LINDA ADAMS
The E 9-1-1 Center located in Schley County covers eight counties encompassing a geographical area of approximately 2,800 square miles and a population of 94,800. Collectively there are 21 law enforcement agencies, 41 fire departments (95% volunteers) and eight EMS agencies. In 2010 the center answered 84,500 9-1-1 calls resulting in approximately 60,000 dispatched incidents.
In addition to intensive in-house training, dispatchers have to pass the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) course and test. Even though the 911 Center is a civilian organization, all employees have to ... Online subscribers click here for full article.