The state agency that oversees emergency communications is upgrading to what’s known as Next Generation 911. A bi-product is a sophisticated map that is now going to be shared with other parts of state government.
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The state’s 911 operators will soon be able to receive emergency reports by text message. The Tennessee Emergency Communications Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve a pilot project led by AT&T.
Brentwood is the first community in Tennessee to plug into the state’s Next Generation 911 network. Most of what’s new about the system is behind the scenes, but it could lead to big changes for 911 users in the future.
Officials at the Nashville International Airport say security will look like business as usual this weekend, even as the country commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Passengers may notice, however, small gray bands on the wrists of TSA officers.
When passenger-filled airliners flew into the Twin Towers 10 years ago, many considered it this generation’s Pearl Harbor. In terms of lives lost, 9/11 was even bigger. As for a rush to the military recruiting office, not even close.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department is preparing to build a memorial around a piece of the tower that took the first hit of the September 11th attacks.
A new digital 911 system being installed across the state should be able to receive text messages. But Tennesseans are likely years away from being able to text 911. WPLN’s Savannah Packard reports.
Nashville officials are asking Davidson County residents for feedback on 9-1-1 services.