Hickman County 911 Board
Back row Left to Right, Kim Deal, Roger Mays, Glennetta Hutchinson, and Kim Halbrooks.
Front row Left to Right, April Wilkerson, Donna Webb, and Darlene Field
Our Part Timers... Cole Parks and Adam Lawson
A Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is defined as a call center responsible for answering calls to an emergency telephone number for police, fire, ambulance, and all emergency first responders.
The local PSAP, which we call dispatch, had busy year. There were 48,707 incoming administrative calls and 9,583 emergency 911 calls which generated 18,831 outgoing calls. This showed an increase of 13% which equals 8000 more phone calls both incoming and outgoing.
This increase in phone traffic meant a 10.5% increase in requests for emergency services in our community. The number of requests jumped from 18,150 in the year 2015, to 20,028 in the year 2016.
A few 2016 stats...
Back row L to R, Chief of Police Shannon Irwin, Hickman County EMS - Randall Terrell,
Constable Jerry Deal - Sheriff Randal Ward.
Front row L to R, Constable Rick Hines, Centerville Assistant Fire Chief Tony McCord, Hugh David Love,
Chairman of the Board Ronnie Martin, and Hickman County Rescue Squad Chaplain Charley List.
Hickman County TN 911
102 East Swan Street
Centerville, Tennessee 37033
The Importance of your 911 Address
The numbers on your home should be at least 4”.
If you can’t see the house from the road, make sure the mailbox is marked.
The address should be visible from the road.
If the mailbox is not close to your driveway, mark the driveway.
The numbers can also be a guide for emergency services to another address needing help.
MARK YOUR DRIVEWAY!!!!!
So help can find you.
What is the importance of 911 addressing? If you’ve ever been looking for an address in Hickman County, you will have noticed that some of the houses or mailboxes are not marked. Why is this so important? Imagine looking for an address at night, in the dark with no streetlights. Now, imagine a medical emergency, a child sick or hurt that needs help immediately. A house fire, a burglary, a broken bone, there are many types of emergencies and we pray that you will never need emergency services. But emergencies happen every day and when they do, are you prepared? The first step is to make sure that the emergency personnel can find your home. Please make sure your house is properly marked. Every second saved does count.
House numbers should be large enough to be seen from the road.
House numbers should be on a background of contrasting color.
When a house is some distance from the road, or when the view is blocked by trees or shrubs, display the numbers on a fence, gate, or a post close to the road.
In rural areas, the DRIVEWAY SHOULD BE MARKED.
On a corner lot, the number should face the street named in the address.
The numbers should be reflective or illuminated.
The number should be in plain block numbers at least four inches in height.
The driveway has to be marked or posted. The life saved may not be your own, but may be your neighbors.