GeoConex® Corporation And McMinn County ECD Work Together To Establish The County’s Backup 911 Center For Disaster Recovery

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With the help of GeoConex® Corporation, McMinn County is taking precautionary measures to provide a framework for reconstructing vital operations to ensure the resumption of time-sensitive operations and services in the event of an emergency. With the off-site backup center established and equipped to run exactly like the current dispatch center, McMinn County will be able to provide service without delay.

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“GeoConex® Corporation provides addressing, CAD and mapping with flexibility while enhancing reliability for our employees and citizens. This outstanding product is second to none in the emergency world.” -Marvin Kelley

GeoConex® Corporation and McMinn County Emergency Communications District (ECD), today announced the county’s successful establishment of a near real time backup 911 center for disaster recovery. With the deployment of the GeoConex® Next Generation 911 Computer-Aided Dispatch (NG911 CAD) system, GeoConex® Mobile Mapmaker, GeoConex® Emergency Notification System (ENS) and disaster recovery, McMinn County is taking precautionary measures to provide a framework for reconstructing vital operations to ensure the resumption of time-sensitive operations and services in the event of an emergency.

By teaming with GeoConex®, McMinn County took on the obstacles of becoming Next Generation 911 ready and adding the backup disaster recovery center. There is one public safety answering point (PSAP) in the county – the McMinn County Emergency Communications District 911 Center.

"We answer all 9-1-1 calls for the county, and provide dispatching for the McMinn County Sheriff, county emergency medical services, and the county’s rural fire and rescue departments," says McMinn County Emergency Communications District director, Marvin Kelley. "We also dispatch for the police departments of the towns of Inglewood, Niota, and Calhoun; and we transfer calls to Athens and Etowah. We answer approximately 40,000 emergency calls and 100,000 non-emergency calls per year."

With the number of calls McMinn County receives annually, they needed to be able to provide service in the event of a disaster happening at the dispatch center. With the off-site backup center established and equipped to run exactly like the current dispatch center, McMinn County will be able to provide service without delay. Mr. Kelley also adds, “GeoConex® Corporation provides addressing, CAD and mapping with flexibility while enhancing reliability for our employees and citizens. This outstanding product is second to none in the emergency world.”

GeoConex® Chief Technology Officer, Ken Murphy, states that “As we face a demanding global economy and changing political climates, the importance of being prepared for events that can paralyze or terminate an agency has become very clear. GeoConex® is honored to play our part in helping McMinn County create a disaster recovery strategy that guarantees uptime in the event such occurs.”

GeoConex® Corporation (http://www.geoconex.com) has been serving the public safety industry since 2001. GeoConex® is a leading developer and integrator of Public Safety and Homeland Security systems. GeoConex® provides comprehensive and integrated services to government agencies in US municipalities, counties, and states.

GeoConex®’s 911 integrated technology was planned by a talented team that represents over 100 years of combined experience. To provide comprehensive solutions for Public Safety and Homeland Security entities, GeoConex® works with a variety of vendors of software and hardware solutions to provide each customer with the best solution to fit their needs. GeoConex® offers a wide range of software solutions including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile CAD, database management, jail management, records management and mapping.

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