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GP 9-1-1 Communications Center Reports 1,115 Emergency Calls over Past Week

The Grants Pass 9-1-1 Communications Center continues to function at a very high level, with well over 1,000 calls received over the past week.

According to its "Week in Review" post on Facebook, the local Dispatch Center fielded a total of 1,115 calls between March 14th and March 20th.

The vast majority of the calls were directed to the Grants Pass Police Department, with 878. American Medical Response was second with 283 calls and Grants Pass Fire & Rescue was third with 112.

Rural Metro Fire Department received a total of 61 calls over the past week while the Illinois Valley Fire District received 29, the Oregon Department of Forestry received two, and the Williams and Wolf Creek Fire Departments each got one.

9-1-1 dispatchers also answered 444 inbound calls on administrative lines and they made 582 outbound calls.
Posted on 3/23/24 4:05AM by Chuck Benson