Washington County Emergency Services gets updated 911 technology – WDVM 25

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WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (WDVM) — A new system has been installed at the Washington County Emergency Services Center.
The new system is called Next Generation 911. It helps more accurately depict where a caller is calling from when they need help.
“It’s a mapping system that’s integrated into that phone system. and it plots off a GPS or geospatial data that we put in from the county mapping department or GIS department. It will go directly to a cell phone,” said Brian Albert, assistant director of emergency communications at the Washington County Emergency Communications Center.
The upgrade was about $2.3 million. The funding comes from the Maryland 911 Board.
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