The Blount County Emergency Management Agency has upgraded it's emergency warning sirens to activate automatically. This polygon-based notification will be prompted by tornado warnings issue by the NWS. Watch the video below to learn more.
Ambulance Advisory Committee
|Caleb Branch, Chair||Blount 9-1-1|
|Jon Head||Blount County Fire and EMS|
|John Reed||Blount County Fire and EMS|
|Jerry Jones||Blount County Healthcare Authority|
|Greg Brown||Saint Vincent's Blount|
|Arthur Willis||9-1-1 Board Appointment|
|Greg Hamrick||9-1-1 Board Appointment|
|Brandy Tolbert||Dispatch Appointment|
|Larry Armstrong||Mayor's Association|
Business Key Holder Information Needed!
The Blount County Sheriff's Office will hold active shooter training during the month of April. For more information or to sign up, call Operations Officer Tim Kent or Lieutenant Russ Clayborn at 205-625-4127.
Text-to-911 At Work in Blount County
Text-to-911 has recently been attributed to assisting two citizens in summoning help. Click the link to read the press release concerning this valuable service and how it integrates with emergency communications.
Update Your House Description!
Please help us update our database to ensure responders can quickly locate you if an emergency arises. Often citizens change the color of their house, make additions, or even move and fail to inform 9-1-1 that they have done so. This can cause problems for law enforcement, fire, and EMS who may be (for instance) looking for a blue house only to find the house has been painted white. In an emergency situation, those seconds matter and that's why we need accurate house and building descriptions. Click here to update your house description; we will not share your information with anyone other than those responding to an emergency.
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