Emergency 911 service has been restored in Marshall County. Continue reading
Marshall County emergency responders reported being unable to receive 911 calls on Tuesday.
It’s now possible to send a text message to 911 from all 92 Indiana counties. The Indiana Statewide 911 Board has announced that as of last Thursday, text-to-911 service is available throughout the state. Continue reading
Emergency dispatchers are getting some recognition this week. Governor Mike Pence has officially declared this week Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners have taken another step toward improving its E911 services.
A contract was reviewed during the Commissioners Monday morning meeting. The agreement is considered the last leg of the work to make upgrades to the service. E911 projects allow the implementation of certain technology to supply the location of emergency callers.
The Marshall County Commissioners reviewed community contract costs for 911 Dispatch services, but a communication mix-up caused quite a stir with Town officials.
The contracts were set-out in an attempt to define how computer systems and operations for the new system will work. The costs for paying that service were recommended to be split depending on the percentage of calls received.
During the coming months, summer temperatures are expected to soar. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration likes to annually remind care-givers of small children to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle. They report that on a 60 degree day temperatures inside a locked car can get well above 100 degrees very quickly. On hotter days that get up into the 80s and 90s outside, temperatures in a car can be a dangerous 130 to 160 degrees within minutes. These conditions are obviously incredibly dangerous to young children who can potentially die when their bodies temperatures exceed 107 degrees. Heatstroke does not always lead to death but can also cause various other health problems such as permanent brain damage, deafness and the loss of sight. Continue reading