DIRECTOR: Tonya Griffin
PHONE: 229-248-3853 (Decatur County)¬†
PHONE: 229-377-7704 (Grady County)¬†
EMERGENCY PHONE: 911
Decatur County operates its own Emergency Medical Service as well as an Emergency 911 system to allow for quick response in order to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) service as needed on a 24 hour - 7 day a week basis.
Decatur County and Grady County receive 911 service through the Decatur-Grady 911 system - a public safety answering and dispatch point for police, fire, emergency medical and emergency management services within Decatur and Grady Counties. The mission of Decatur-Grady 911 is to: serve as the communications link between the citizen and public safety agencies; fast and accurate activation of public safety services; provide communications support and coordination for all county public safety and support agencies
Tonya Griffin serves as the Director for Decatur-Grady 911. In carrying out its mission, the employees and staff of Decatur-Grady 911 recognize that service is our primary objective and they share a common, ongoing goal to provide it at the highest level possible.
TOP: Vanessa Lowe, Casey Alday, Alaina Forshee
BOTTOM: Larry Welch, Tonya Grififin, Naise Gordon
The Decatur-Grady 911 staff also recognizes that their strength and success is tied directly to the individual and unique contributions of each of them working in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork with public safety associates both within and outside the center.
How 911 Works:
- The 9-1-1 number can be dialed from any telephone and will go directly to the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) designated to answer your call.
- Special computers and monitors display the location and phone number where the 9-1-1 call originated. A typical 9-1-1 display will give the phone number of the caller, the name the phone is registered to, the address where the call came from, the apartment number or lot number (if applicable), and the name of the telephone service provider.
- The 9-1-1 call taker will ask questions about your emergency and relay information to emergency response agencies.
- You may call 9-1-1 from any coin-operated telephone without depositing money. The address and telephone number should be displayed on the telephone.
- Cellular telephones have toll-free access to 9-1-1. Currently cellular phones do not have the ability to inform 9-1-1 of your identity or your exact location.
FOR EMPLOYMENT: E911 APPLICATION¬†, APPLICATION OF EMPLOYMENT