When 911 Can’t Answer: A Staffing Crisis in the Making

Please take a moment to read the following article written by John Grady and published in the Hermann Advertiser-Courier on Aug 4th, 2023. We are so thankful for our dispatchers! * Shared with permission from the Hermann Advertiser-Courier * ————————————————————————– The National Picture Often referred to as the ‘Great Resignation’ or perhaps more accurately the … Read more

New 911 Technology

Fox 2 News recently stopped by to help get the word out about our new 911 technology that allows us to see what is happening where you are. ​ Click the link below to watch now! https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/new-technology-allows-911-operators-to-get-first-hand-view-of-an-emergency/

Text-To-911

Recently we’ve had a few successful 911 incidents reported via text-to-911. One involving a domestic situation and the other a very brave young man who was afraid. Because of this, I want everyone in our community to know this is available to you within Gasconade County. We are here for you 24 hours a day … Read more

HAMM Radio Operators

Gasconade County E-911 management staff along with the Gasconade County Emergency Management Director recently met with Tom Berryhill, an expert amateur radio (HAMM) operator from our community, to initiate the first stage of a coordinated effort to establish amateur radio communications in the 911 center located in Rosebud and the Gasconade County Emergency Operations Center … Read more

Radio Tower Planned at E-911 Center

Gasconade County’s emergency 911 operations will transmit from a tower the agency is having built beside its Rosebud dispatching center after directors learned in June of a 450-percent increase in rental fees for placing antennas on a leased tower. E-911 board members opted to budget $55,000 for the project after being informed by North Carolina-based … Read more

2018 Statistics

The following Statistics are from January 1st through December 31st, 2018. In 2018, Gasconade County E-911 answered 7,779 911 calls. 80% of these call were received from cell phones. Following are the number of calls dispatched and handled by the agencies we dispatch for: Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office 10,732 Owensville Police Department 5,749 Rosebud Police … Read more

Help STOP Pocket Dials to 9-1-1

Have you ever received a call from a 9-1-1 operator saying something like: “We received a 9-1-1 call from this number, do you have an emergency?” More and more 9-1-1 centers, including ours are getting overwhelmed with “Pocket Dials” or “Accidental” 9-1-1 calls. Although it may seem like a simple mistake, it comes with a … Read more

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