RCECD Board Of Directors April Meeting Canceled

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Pursuant to T.C.A. 8-44-103, the Board of Directors of the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District meeting previously scheduled for Friday April 17th, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. in the District’s Administrative Office located at 591 Fortress Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Rutherford County Emergency Telecommunicators Honored

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Recognition coincides with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 15 -19, 2019) and 911 Education Month

MURFREESBORO, TN – Since being officially designated by Congress in 1991, public safety agencies across the country have recognized the instrumental role played by 911 telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Public Safety Telecommunicators are the dedicated professionals who answer 9-1-1 calls from citizens, process requests for service, and utilize technical skills to provide communications support to law enforcement, fire and rescue departments and emergency medical services. This week in April is dedicated to America’s “first first” responders” who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District (RCECD) recognizes these important public safety professionals for their contributions and public service to their community.

“It has been a long-standing tradition that the RCECD has dedicated time each year to honor the outstanding men and women who answer the public’s calls to 911 seeking help”, said Steve Smith, RCECD Director. “Daily news events serve to remind us of the important role 911 public safety personnel play in response to all emergencies. They work diligently under stressful situations to keep our emergency personnel and citizens safe. Their professionalism, compassion, and skills are unrivaled. We want to recognize and honor them for the fantastic job they do every day.”

“The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District continues to ensure that our 911 public safety answering points are provided the most current 911 technologies available. The benefits of such technologies however, would not be fully realized without the dedicated service of those individuals recognized by their individual agencies and the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District this week”, said Smith.

Created by public referendum in 1986, the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District provides Enhanced 9-1-1 emergency communications services through five public safety answering points operating within Rutherford County. (LaVergne Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services).

Notice Of Meeting Rescheduled

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Pursuant to T.C.A. 8-44-103, notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. has been rescheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the District’s Administrative Office located at 591 Fortress Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128-4129.

 

Steve Smith

Director

Rutherford County ECD/911

(615) 890-7550

Open House For New Murfreesboro Police Headquarters April 29, 2018

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The public is invited to a special community viewing of the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1004 North Highland Avenue.

More information at this link:

http://murfreesborotn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2044

Rutherford County Emergency Telecommunicators Honored

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Since being officially designated by Congress in 1991, public safety agencies across the country have recognized the instrumental role played by telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Public Safety Telecommunicators are the dedicated professionals who answer citizen’s 9-1-1 calls, process requests for service, and utilize technical skills to provide communications support to law enforcement, fire and rescue departments, and emergency medical services. The second week of April is dedicated to America’s “first” first responders, serving as public safety telecommunicators.

The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District (RCECD) will recognize these important public safety professionals with an awards ceremony on Friday, April 13th at 9:00 AM prior to the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors meeting. The event will be held at the RCECD Administrative and Training Center located at 591 Fortress Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

“It has been a long-standing tradition that the RCECD has dedicated time each year to honor the outstanding men and women who answer the public’s calls to 911 seeking help”, said Steve Smith, RCECD Director. Recent tragic national events serve to remind us all of the important role 911 public safety personnel play in response to such instances. They work diligently under stressful situations to keep our emergency personnel and citizens safe. Their professionalism, compassion, and skills are unrivaled. We want to recognize and honor them for the fantastic job they do each and every day.”

“The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District continues to ensure that our 911 public safety answering points are provided the most current 911 technologies available. The benefits of such technologies however, would not be fully realized without the dedicated service of those individuals recognized by their individual agencies and the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District this week”, said Smith.

Created by public referendum in 1986, the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District provides Enhanced 9-1-1 emergency communications services through five public safety answering points (PSAPs) operating within Rutherford County.

Murfreesboro Special Census – 911 EMERGENCY RESPONSE CLARIFICATION

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Calls placed to 911 are not processed using census data.

In fact, more than 80% of 911 calls are placed from cellular phones and have no relationship to your census address records.

Do not be alarmed that your census records will delay an emergency response to any 911 call placed.

 

 

Murfreesboro Storytellers – 911 Emergency Communications District

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RCECD Board Chairman Lavergne Police Chief Mike Walker and RCECD Director Steve Smith recently spoke with John Hood on a recent episode of Murfreesboro Storytellers, courtesy of the City Of Murfreesboro’s CityTV.

 

RCECD Board Of Directors Meeting Dates For 2018

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Pursuant to T.C.A. 8-44-103, notice is hereby given that the Rutherford County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors will conduct their regularly scheduled meetings at 10:00 A.M. in the District’s Administrative Office located at 591 Fortress Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on the following dates in 2018:

Friday, April 13, 2018 (Public Hearing – FY 2018-2019 Budget)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tennessee Lawmakers Visit RCECD

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The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District (RCECD) recently hosted 37th District TN State Representative Dawn White and 34th District TN State Representative Tim Rudd  and Tennessee Emergency Communications Board’s (TECB) Director of Government and External Affairs Amber McDonald. for a tour of the District. Director Steve Smith addressed current and emerging changes  in 911 technology, characterizing upon the importance of ‘Next Generation 911’ capabilities for Rutherford County.  Also in attendance was RCECD Assistant Director Cassie Lowery, RCECD Operations Coordinator Matt Lane, and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Station Manager Scotty Blackburn.

 

Assistant Director Cassie Lowery demonstrates the District’s NG911 call processing technology in the RCECD Auxiliary PSAP.

(From L-R): RCECD Assistant Director Cassie Lowery, RCECD Operations Coordinator Matt Lane, Representative Tim Rudd, Representative Dawn White, RCECD Director Steve Smith and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Station Manager Scotty Blackburn.

 

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS) Station Manager Scotty Blackburn provided a briefing  to Representatives White and Rudd on the RCEMS ‘Ambubus’, which is a mass casualty medical treatment and transport unit.  The ‘Ambubus’ was on standby at the time in the event medical evacuees from Hurricane Harvey were received in middle Tennessee. The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District  currently is assisting RCEMS by providing storage space for the unit. RCEMS constructed the unit with grant funding from the Tennessee Healthcare Coalition.

(From L-R): Representative Dawn White, RCECD Director Steve Smith, Representative Tim Rudd and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Station Manager Scotty Blackburn.

 

(From L-R): RCECD Director Steve Smith, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Station Manager Scotty Blackburn, RCECD Assistant Director Cassie Lowery, Representative Dawn White, Representative Tim Rudd and TECB Director of Government and External Affairs Amber McDonald.