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County takes step for improved 911 service

The Barton Count Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of understanding between Barton County and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council. The MOU pledges the county’s support of a statewide study into converting 911 communications from a hodge-podge of analog systems to a uniform digital network.
A state-wide Next Generation 911 (NG911) system is being developed that will provide for voice and data call routing via geospatial data. Work, being led by the council, will require local 911 centers to provide existing geographic information system information, in addition to other data and input. 
Communications Director Doug Hubbard said the enhancements ...

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