Your phone could save your life.

Your phone could save your life.

By Faye Gaston

Your phone could save your life in an emergency. When there is an emergency and lives are in danger, immediate action is required to get an immediate response. 9-1-1 is the universal emergency telephone number in the region. Phoning 9-1-1 is the best way to reach out for help in an emergency situation.

Calling 9-1-1 connects the caller to a nearby dispatcher trained to route your call to local emergency medical, fire, and law enforcement agencies. 9-1-1 lines are designated for emergency calls, such as reporting a crime in progress, reporting a fire, or requesting an ambulance.

These can happen at any time: a fall, heart attack, stroke, asthma attack, car crash, wildfire, tornado, flood, an intruder in your home, or stranded on the side of the road. Calling 9-1-1 can save you in an emergency. It is to be used ONLY in an emergency.

The Bullock County E-911 Coordinator/Director is Clarence M. (Bubba) Blue, III. At a meeting held on May 18, 2021, the Bullock County E-911 Board voted to request the re-appointment of Midway Mayor Mildred Whittington and Union Springs Fire Chief Rob Cameron to serve an additional term on the Bullock County E-911 Board.

The Bullock County Commission approved these appointments. Their four-year terms will expire in July 2025. This Board oversees the E-911 expenditure of funds and E-911 operations. The Board meets once a quarter or as needed. Members of the Board are Cope Lawrence, Chairman; Mildred Whittington, Vice-Chairman; Terri Daniel, Secretary; Union Springs Mayor Roderick Clark; Union Springs Police Chief Ronnie Felder; Bullock County Sheriff Raymond Rodgers; and Union Springs Fire Chief Rob Cameron.

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