(04/29/2010)

Gary Buchanan, Addressing and Mapping Coordinator,
and Kathy Wood, 911/OES Director, review new mapping
and address books to be carried by responders

Calhoun's E-911 system has received the latest maps of the county's nearly 600 miles of roadways and residences, including large wall maps which can be updated. Those maps will be placed at the locations of all county's responders.

County responders will receive a map/address book to be carried in vehicles. The map/address books can be easily updated.

"Perhaps the biggest improvement is implementing the CAD System," said Addressing and Mapping Coordinator Gary Buchanan.

New floor to ceiling maps will be located
at home sites of all county responders

The CAD system pulls up a computer location map when a call is received at 911, showing the quickest way to access the scene of the problem.

The system was functioning yesterday when a car accident was reported, while work continues to place E-911 addresses into the computer to make the entire program functional.

"The maps will help all responders to quickly find the location of a call," said 911/OES Director Kathy Wood.

The county's 911 system has purchased equipment to put the books and maps together for responders, allowing updates.


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