Next Generation 911 Technology Coming to Williston | VideoEvan Kruegel | 7/13/2012
The new system will use a broadband IP network to provide pictures, video, and vehicle information to help emergency responders. Emergency personnel will also be able to receive GPS coordinates for every call that comes in to dispatch.
Williams County Emergency Services Director Mike Hallesy says the new technology will be useful in numerous ways.
"As technology changes, being able to send a text message, send a video, send a photo, may help the responders know what they will be encountering."
The new system will also eventually allow emergency dispatch to handle text messages from those in emergency situations, but that technology is still a few years away.