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911 Emergency Services

Decatur County 911
50 N East Street
P.O. Box 628
Decaturville, TN 38329

Emergency Dial
911
Non-emergency 731-852-3911

 

Decatur County 911 went on line October 19, 1995. Our 9 Board members are appointed by the County Mayor and County Commission, and serve without compensation.

Monthly sur charge:
$.65 residence, $2.00 business and $1.00 cell. This pays for utilities, supplies , equipment, maintenance on building and equipment, and director's salary.



911 Is A Central Dispatch For:

 

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Decatur County Sheriff Department

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Parsons Police Department

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Decaturville Police Department

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Scotts Hill Police Department

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Decatur County EMS / First Responders

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Rescue Squad

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9 fire stations

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Forestry

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After hour calls for water, gas, street, county highway department, and state highway department.

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Wrecks--Tennessee Highway Patrol and wrecker service.
 

Alarms -- Provide watches/warnings for:

 

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Schools, when in session

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All sheriff and police departments

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Nursing homes

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Emergency Medical Services

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Rescue Squad

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Fire departments

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Day care centers



Operators qualifications:
Must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, high school graduate or GED. The individual must not have any felony convictions.
All operators have psychological evaluations, same as law enforcement officers. All operators have drug tests and their fingerprints are on file with TBI and FBI.

Training:
CPR certified.
EMD--Emergency Medical Dispatch 40 hours
Basic Communication 40 hours
NCIC--National Crime Information Center 40 hours
HazMat--Hazardous Materials 16 hours
8 weeks of working with a certified operator before being on shift.

Operators answer:
2 911 lines

2 911 wireless lines
3 Administrative lines (1 with call waiting)
1 line for sheriff department and are able to transfer 2 other lines.
Operators use 3 computers.

 

 

 

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