The upgraded 911 call center in Harrison County is ahead of schedule.
It is set to be operational starting sometime around the middle of June or early July.
The new system will put the county ahead of state requirements that are set to go into effect soon.
EMA and 911 director, Eric Wilson says this is all possible because of a recently passed levy–and adds it has many safety features as well.
“The dispatchers are going to be able to give what we call pre-arrival instructions. They may be able to guide a caller through CPR or to relieve choking in an individual. It’s going to be a huge benefit,” said Harrison County EMA and 911 Director, Eric Wilson.
Other benefits to the upgraded 911 center are the creation of two new full time and four part-time dispatcher jobs.