QUESTION? I AM BUILDING A NEW HOME IN FULTON COUNTY. HOW DO I OBTAIN A 9-1-1 ADDRESS?

ANSWER: ALL 9-1-1 ADDRESSING IN FULTON COUNTY IS DONE BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. TO OBTAIN A NEW ADDRESS, COME TO THE FULTON COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AT 200 E. 8TH STREET, ROCHESTER OR CALL 574-223-2910. BEFORE A NEW ADDRESS CAN BE ASSIGNED, THE LOCATION OF THE DRIVEWAY HAS TO BE ESTABLISHED. 9-1-1 ADDRESSES ARE MEASURED FROM THE CENTER OF THE DRIVEWAY.

QUESTION? HOW IS MY COUNTY 9-1-1 ADDRESS DETERMINED?

ANSWER: MEASUREMENTS ARE TAKEN FROM THE CENTER OF THE DRIVEWAY AND THEN CALCULATED BASED ON A SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR ASSISTING EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN LOCATING THE ADDRESS. THIS SYSTEM WILL DISPLAY THE HOUSE NUMBER FIRST FOLLOWED BY THE ROAD DESIGNATION. BECAUSE THE ADDRESSING IS BASED ON A THOUSANDS SYSTEM, AN ADDRESS OF 2300 W 200 S WOULD INDICATE THAT THE ADDRESS IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 3/10ths OF A MILE WEST OF 200 W ON 200 S.

QUESTION? HOW SHOULD I DISPLAY MY 9-1-1 ADDRESS?

ANSWER: IF YOU RECEIVE RURAL POSTAL DELIVERY, YOU SHOULD PLACE YOUR 9-1-1 ADDRESS ON BOTH SIDES OF YOUR MAILBOX. THE NUMBERS AND LETTERS SHOULD BE AT LEAST TWO (2) INCHES TALL. IF YOU LIVE IN TOWN, YOUR NUMBERS SHOULD BE DISPLAYED ON YOUR HOUSE NEAR THE FRONT DOOR AND SHOULD BE CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE STREET. DISPLAYING YOUR ADDRESS PROPERLY WILL HELP EMERGENCY PERSONNEL LOCATE YOUR HOME IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

QUESTION? WHAT IF I CALL 9-1-1 BY MISTAKE?

ANSWER: DO NOT HANG UP. A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER WILL VERIFY THE ADDRESS FROM WHICH THE CALL ORIGINATED AND MAY IN FACT SEND A POLICE OFFICER TO THE ADDRESS TO DETERMINE IF A PROBLEM DOES EXIST. IF YOU HANG UP, A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER WILL GET THE CALL. THEY WILL CALL YOU BACK AND SEND AN OFFICER TO VERIFY THAT THERE IS NO EMERGENCY. PLEASE REMEMBER 9-1-1 IS AN EMERGENCY NUMBER AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NON-EMERGENCY PURPOSES. ABUSE OF THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM MAY DELAY SOMEONE ELSE’S ACCESS TO EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.

QUESTION? IF I HAVE A NON-EMERGENCY, WHERE SHOULD I CALL FOR ASSISTANCE?

ANSWER:

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 574-223-2819

ROCHESTER CITY POLICE 574-223-3313

AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENT 574-893-4567

KEWANNA POLICE 574-653-2112

PLEASE REMEMBER 9-1-1 IS AN EMERGENCY NUMBER AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NON-EMERGENCY PURPOSES. ABUSE OF THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM MAY DELAY SOMEONE ELSE’S ACCESS TO EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.

QUESTION? WHAT IS 9-1-1?

ANSWER: 9-1-1 IS AN INTRICATE SYSTEM UTILIZING COMPUTERS AND PHONE LINES TOGETHER TO SPEED UP THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCESS AND HELP EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN LOCATING YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. WHEN YOU DIAL 9-1-1, YOUR CALL TRAVELS THROUGH THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM, PICKS UP YOUR DATABASE INFORMATION (NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, ETC.), AND IS ANSWERED BY A TRAINED 9-1-1 DISPATCHER AT THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER.

QUESTION? CAN I CALL 9-1-1 ON A CELL PHONE?

ANSWER: YES. ENHANCED CELLULAR 9-1-1 IS IN IT’S FINAL STAGES OF COMPLETION. THERE HAVE BEEN DEADLINE DATES SET BY THE FCC AS TO WHEN FINAL IMPLEMENTATION MUST TAKE PLACE. CURRENTLY, DEPENDING ON YOUR CARRIER, WE WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST THE PHONE NUMBER AND MOST LIKELY THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE CALL.

 

 

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