Frankfort, KY – Legislation that would upgrade emergency dispatching centers in rural Kentucky has passed in the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
The National Emergency Number Association identified 24 counties in Kentucky that have only basic 911 service. That means dispatchers have to take time to get precise directions from callers before they can let police or firefighters know where to respond in emergencies.
Their dispatching centers have no advanced technology to immediately pinpoint the locations of callers or to show the shortest route to get there.
The legislation would provide state grants to improve 911 centers.