Alabama’s Journey to Next Generation 9-1-1


On Feb 16th, 1968, the first 911 call was placed in the town of Haleyville, Alabama. This ushered in a new era in public safety by providing a single number to contact fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies. In the past 50 years, we have witnessed 911 technologies grow and evolve from basic 911 to enhanced 9-1-1 ultimately to Next Generation 9-1-1. The state of AL is again leading the way by converting the entire state 911 system to NG9-1-1. NG9-1-1 relies heavily on Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. Join us as we discover the GIS tools and technologies the state of Alabama is using to help implement NG9-1-1.