Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The 112 number is not universally available on all U.S. phone carriers.
Fulton County Emergency Services Director Angela Barrett is urging residents to continue using 911 as the primary emergency assistance number, although "112" is being introduced in some areas as an alternate to "911." Calls to the "112" number have jammed emergency lines in Paulding County recently, reports wsbtv.com. While "112" may be more familiar to international visitors, it has not been tested on all phone systems here in the metro area and is not universally available. "Dialing 911 is the most widely supported means for residents to call for emergency assistance in the country," said Barrett in a county press release. "We encourage residents to continue utilizing 911 in emergencies." She also reminds residents that although they can…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The suspect's Facebook page caused a friend to report threats, and police say he aimed a pistol at officers after they arrived on scene.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
UPDATED 3:15 p.m.: Now added to this article, a GBI spokesman explains how a police-involved shooting is handled by his agency. A 43-year-old Milton man is in critical condition after he allegedly raised a pistol at responding officers following threats he made through the popular social media site Facebook to kill himself and police officers who came to his home. Capt. Shawn McCarty of the Milton Police Department said a friend of the suspect, Jeff Hamilton, called 911 at 8:15 p.m. May 8 after seeing the suicidal status update. Officers arrived at Hamilton's Morris Road townhome, which is in the Fairview community, five minutes later. Officers spoke with Hamilton through his partially opened front door and repeatedly asked to see his …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The cities has signed up with Smart911, a service that lets residents set up a record of important medical and household information emergency personnel need when answering 911 calls.
Information is the most important commodity when police, fire or paramedics are dispatched to your home, and in the panic of the moment it's tough to remember everything. Alpharetta has signed up with Smart911, a service that allows individuals to create a record of all the important personal and household information they want to share with emergency personnel when a 911 call is made. When a person calls on a registered phone number, the information automatically pops up for dispatchers to use. Milton, which has its police and fire personnel dispatched by Alpharetta's 911 center, also is participating in Smart911, according to Jason Wright, communications manager for Milton George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public …