Prestonsburg getting smart 911 system

“Right now of course the big thing is safety in schools and we think this is really going to help our schools out.”

FLOYD COUNTY, KY.– At tonight’s Prestonsburg City Council Meeting Mayor Les Stapleton informed the public about upcoming improvements being planned for their 911 system. Rave 911 will enable dispatchers and first responders to be able to do their jobs more efficiently. One of the systems most attractive features will not only be panic buttons for schools, but the ability for call takers to initiate two-way text messaging if the caller is unable to speak. Rave 911 is being referred to as smart 911, but it is only as smart as the information you provide it.

“I’m going to use you as an example. You have your son at the house and your phone will be attached to that number also, so if you call 911 from your cell phone we will know you’re at your residence if it’s at a time you should be at your there. Or on this paperwork you fill out you can fill it out so it shows where your work is, so at that point we know to locate you where you work. Under different emergence situations we can ping your exact location. There are all kinds of assets to this. Right now of course the big thing is safety in schools and we think this is really going to help our schools out.”

Mayor Stapleton went on to say that the new system will cost between 8-9,000 dollars a year, but if it saves one person’s life the cost is well worth it. For more information on Rave 911 visit them online at www.ravemobilesafety.com

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