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.