Source: The Rogersville Review - By Bill Grubb - News Editor
In an emergency every second counts. The amount of time it takes for an ambulance, fire fighters or law enforcement personnel to respond to a 911 call can literally be a matter of life and death.
State of the art technology at the Hawkins County Emergency Communications District dispatch center immediately locates a caller and tells dispatchers what agencies should respond to the call, but all to many Hawkins County residents still make it difficult for responding agencies to find the actual address.
We really need to stress the importance of having an address marked visibly from the road to direct emergency responders," Mapping Coordinator Brady Horton explained.
The 911 center has teamed up with some local fire departments with a program that Horton hopes will benefit everyone, from homeowners to local fire departments - selling and installing address markers.
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