The Blount County Emergency Communications District is the hub of emergency communications
throughout the city and county. Acting as the central base of incoming 911 emergency calls
from the public, as well as outgoing communications to personnel in the field, the facility is
the true "nerve center," incorporating a cooperative interaction of cutting edge technology and
a highly trained work force. This combination of skilled employees and ever-changing technological
capability ensures that the citizens of the city and county can expect an efficient and professional
response to any emergency-related contingency.
Our agency is responsible for dispatching 4 Law Enforcement agencies, 6 Fire Departments, 1
ambulance service and 1 rescue squad to assist the citizens of our county. In 2019, our center
answered over 70,000 calls.