“The projection is to go online with the system sometime in the third quarter of this year,” GeoComm account manager Scott Schultz told the Long County E-911 Authority at its Jan. 10 meeting.
Schultz said this should put the E-911 systems in operation between July and September. However, he did report that this completion date was based on a number of other factors; buying equipment and the completion of the automatic location identification and the public safety answering ooint databases being completed.
Another issue discussed was GeoComm’s assurance that up to date maps would be available for the county.
“Every emergency vehicle in the county, whether it is a police officer, fire truck or ambulance, will be needing an up to date map once all the address changes have been made,” Ludowici/Long Fire Chief Darrell Balance said.
GeoComm GIS supervisor Deb Rozeboom said, “Once everything is complete you will be getting a completed map, and you will also have a digital format file to print maps as you need them.”
Ballance also asked how the maps would be updated and Long County Commissioner, Mike McGowan said, “We will have the capability to update the maps, and this will probably be done in John’s (Bradley) office (Code Enforcement Office).”
It was also reported that residents in the county will be getting a call from GeoComm verifying information regarding their phone accounts and addresses. If they have a problem with this, they are to contact the Code Enforcement Office at 545-3683.
According to Schultz, the overall matching on the databases involving Windstream Communication and Coastal Communication was at 79 percent, and the minimum standard for the system to go online was 98 percent.
It also was reported, that the floor plan of the Wiregrass Communication Center in Darien was being reviewed, and that work on the center was expected to start in February.
The next meeting of the Long County E-911 Committee was scheduled for Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. in the courthouse.