The fire trucks from Calhoun County responding to Tuesday's house fire near Arlington were dispatched from the new County 9-1-1 Center.
Calhoun County shared a 9-1-1 center with Early County until taking over the emergency dispatch operation for themselves October 29th.
First responders say having their own center and dispatchers speeds response time.
Edison Police Department Chief Walt Ingram said "With our people we have dispatching here they know the area. They know the people here. We're a small, rural community, so our dispatchers know what's going on and who to send where. And that has actually helped us out a lot."
The center handles emergency calls for the Calhoun County Sheriff and Fire Departments, E-M-S, and police from Edison, Leary, Morgan, and Arlington.