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Enhanced 911 system on they way in Miller & Baker Counties

October 1, 2007

Newton -- Emergency response is about to improve in a couple of south Georgia counties.

An enhanced 9-1-1 system will soon be up and running in Baker and Miller.

It will provide dispatchers with an address locator system that an improve response times.

Baker and Miller County Commissioners voted to upgrade the current 9-1-1 system that does not provide dispatchers with a caller's address.

"The problem that we have now would be the correct address. You get a call and someone may can not tell you exactly where they are, or the position they are in.  With the enhanced system, it will come up on the screen and show you where they are. That's the key," Baker County Manager Evelyn Phillips.

The new system should be ready in 3 to 6 months.

It will be operated in Miller County and serve all of Miller and Baker Counties.

The new system will also provide dispatchers with the locations of calls made from cellular phones.

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