Habesham County E-9-1-1 Communications has been busy preparing for the E-9-1-1 Children’s Fun Festival, a free event to help members of the community meet the public servants that keep them safe.
While the event will feature many activities such as hayrides, interactive exhibits, animal attractions and so on, there is a major focus on safety. For example, there’s the Georgia Operation Lifesaver’s mobile exhibit truck, designed to teach people about safety around railroad.
On a more technological level, the Habersham County E-9-1-1 Communications booth is set up so that residents and business owners can update the information that dispatchers have on them. This way, should they ever have to dial emergency services, the dispatchers will have up-to-date information, allowing for the best help possible. Livestock owners can also let the personnel know where their animals are kept, should one break out.
“Over the past six years, 9-1-1 has developed this event to give our staff the opportunity to interact with the community,” says 9-1-1 Dispatch Supervisor Jennifer Moulder. “The Children’s Fun Festival allows children to become acclimated with emergency services and gain important educational material. In order to make the most of this year’s event, we have reached out to community organizations, Habersham County agencies, as well as public safety agencies outside our county lines. We look forward to the fun and success of this event for our area children.”
This is a great idea for E-9-1-1 Communications, as it helps both the community and those who protect it. Not only that, but it increases vital awareness of E911, as well as how important it is to have complete, updated data on file.
After all, E911 helps get emergency services to you quickly and with the right information they need, but it’s often unfortunately overlooked until it’s actually needed. The E-9-1-1 Children’s Fun Festival is a great opportunity to educate children and the general public about safety, and will help Habesham County E-9-1-1 too.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo