Office of Homeland Security
Governor Ernie Fletcher Presents $500,000 to Mt. Sterling 9-1-1 Center

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 12, 2005  
Contact Information:  Jason Keller

FRANKFORT, Ky.: Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today that the City of Mt. Sterling has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to enhance the city’s 9-1-1 capabilities.

Specifically, the award will fund a Computer Aided Dispatch System which is an upgraded version of the emergency number 9-1-1.  

“Communication during any emergency is critical and the ability of a First Responder to gather information instantly often means the difference between life and death,” said Gov. Ernie Fletcher. 

The Computer Aided Dispatch system is an upgraded version of the emergency number
9-1-1 which allows first responders to immediately receive necessary data including name and phone number, a map of the county, and a flag that shows the location of the emergency.  

Gov. Fletcher continued, “With this equipment, First Responders in the area will be better prepared to respond quickly to an incident, and will have more information on hand when they do arrive at the scene.”

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