410 N State St
Iola, KS 66749
Allen County 911 Communications Center uses priority dispatch protocol to provide services for the following partners:
Allen County Sheriff's Office
Allen County EMS
Humboldt Police Department
Iola Police Department
Allen County Rural Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Department
Moran Police Department
Iola Fire Department
Iola Rural Fire Department
What you need to know about 911 Communications
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Allen County Communications believes that the future lies in education, innovative application of modern technology, fostering community relationships, and creative problem solving, to be at the forefront of public safety. The Department, in partnership with the community will work together to make Allen County an exceptional place to live, work and visit by strengthening our communities and enhancing the quality of life.
The 911 Communication Professionals are the first representatives of local government to interact with citizens in need. Without leaving our workplace, we are the first public safety persons to 'arrive at the scene'.
In 1937 Great Britain introduced the first emergency 3 digit number system: 9-9-9. The United States began the process of creating a single emergency number in 1957, when the National Associate of Fire Chiefs requested a unified system. Ten years later Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice furthered this recommendation with support from various government agencies and officials.
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Received over 1 million dollars in grant funds for Allen County
Obtained storm sirens for each community that didn’t have one (4) and connected all storm sirens in the county to the 911 Center for seamless activation (10)
Initiated 911 in the school’s educational program in Allen County
Raised Emergency Medical Dispatch Compliance to over 90%
Implemented the Emergency Fire Dispatch Protocol in Allen County
Statewide Communications Credentialing Team Unit (COMU)
Telecommunications Emergency Response Team (TERT)
Provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures
Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities
Receive and process emergency calls for help by telephone, radio system or computer-aided dispatch, determine an appropriate course of action and dispatch the calls appropriately