E-911 consultant to call county
By GREG STAHL
Express Staff Writer
As part of the process leading to
implementation of emergency 911 services in Blaine County, database technicians
will soon begin calling county residents to corroborate or clarify telephone
numbers and addresses.
Technicians, working for a county
consultant called GeoComm Inc., may be calling between the hours of 10 a.m. and
8 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to a press release from the Blaine
"The technician will identify himself or
herself as working with Blaine County on the new E-911 system," according to the
press release. "Information provided to GeoComm will be considered confidential
and its distribution restricted to only those parties involved in the E-911
The database of county addresses and
telephone numbers is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, said Blaine
County Sheriff Walt Femling, who is also a member of the Blaine County
Communication Center Board.
"This is a final step in getting our
addressing correct so we can move forward with E-911," Femling said.
GeoComís work is funded by a $1-per-month
tax on telephone lines that was approved by county voters in November 2002 for
the express purpose of establishing an E-911 system.