Fulton County Communications

200 E 8th St. Rochester, IN 46975

574-223-2910

 

HISTORY OF SERVICE

 

LATE 1988 LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS HAD 1ST  INFORMATIONAL MEETING ORGANIZED BY ROCHESTER TELEPHONE COMPANY EMPLOYEE** PHIL CARR

  

1989 FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED COMMITTEE TO ORGANIZED AND OVERSEE FULTON COUNTY 911 PROJECT

                                                                  

1990 COMPANY FROM INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA HIRED TO PROCEED WITH ADDRESS CHANGES

                                          

AUGUST 1, 1992 **TIM WENTZEL** FULTON, INDIANA HIRE BY FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER AS 911 DIRECTOR

              

1994 NEW RADIO EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AT FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO HANDLE 911 CALLS

      

MID 1995 **TIM WENTZEL** RESIGNED AS DIRECTOR

                  

LATE 1995 ROCHESTER TELEPHONE COMPANY ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO OVERSEE THE 911 PROJECT.

                                                      

DECEMBER 1995 FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PASSES COUNTY ORDINANCE  ESTABLISHING FULTON COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS BOARD. 

                                        

JANUARY 10.1996 1ST COMMUNICATIONS BOARD MEETING HELD. MEMBERS 

** KEN GENTRY-FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

** RON RIGGLE-ROCHESTER TELEPHONE COMPANY

** BRUCE M. BAKER- FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF

**DICK ROE- ROCHESTER CITY POLICE CHIEF

** MIKE GEARHART- FIRE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE

** LYNNE GROSVENOR- DIRECTOR FULTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

** EARL GAERTE- FULTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER.

                                                                      

FEBRUARY 1996 **STEVE REESE** AKRON, INDIANA HIRED BY FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS 911 DIRECTOR

 

EARLY 1996 LARRY GREEN AND GENE HART COMPLETE RE-ADDRESSING PHASE OF PROJECT.

          

AUGUST 1,1996 FULTON COUNTY E911 WENT ONLINE AS A FULL SERVICE 911 CENTER.

          

MID 1997 FULTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR** SUE GRIFFITH** ADDED TO COMMUNICATIONS BOARD.

                                                                                           

DECEMBER 1,1997** STEVE REESE** RESIGNS AS DIRECTOR FOR POSITION AS A  LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WITH FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

                              

DECEMBER 16,1997 **ROBERT BRYANT JR.** ACCEPTS DIRECTORS POSITION AS APPOINTED BY FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.   

                                                                    

JANUARY 1,1998 FULTON COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS IS SEPARATED FROM FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND  ESTABLISHED AS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTY ENTITY.

 

MAY 1998 GREG HALFAST IS NAMED AS  NEW POLICE CHIEF OF ROCHESTER  REPLACING ROLLAND (DICK) ROE. ALSO REPLACING ROLLAND ROE ON  COMMUNICATIONS BOARD.

 

JANUARY 1,1999 ROY D. CALVERT REPLACE BRUCE M. BAKER AS SHERIFF ON COMMUNICATIONS BOARD.

 

JANUARY 1999 ART SHOWLEY REPLACED KENNETH GENTRY AS COMMISSIONER ON COMMUNICATIONS BOARD AND RICH POWELL REPLACES DEAN RICHTER AS COUNCIL MEMBER ON BOARD.

 

OCTOBER 1999 DISPATCH CENTER RENOVATED. NEW RADIO CONSOLES, LARGER COMPUTER MONITORS, NEW CEILING TILE AND FRESH PAINT.

 

NOVEMBER 2000 WENT ONLINE RECEIVING WIRELESS E9-1-1 CALLS

 

JANUARY 1, 2001 EARL GEARTE REPLACES RICHARD POWELL ON COMMUNICATIONS BOARD AS COUNTY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE.

 

MAY 2003 ROBERT BRYANT JR. RESIGNS AS DIRECTOR TO ACCEPT FULL TIME POSITION WITH WTH ENGINEERING.

                                      

JUNE 2003 STEVE REESE ACCEPTS REAPPOINTMENT AS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR.

 

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