Rich Mountain Fire
11/21/2023 at 9:14 AM: We have begun scaling back our heightened response to the Rich Mountain and Townsend-area fires. Townsend Area Volunteer Fire Department and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have advised that those who have voluntarily evacuated may return to their residences at this time.
911 Emergency Communications
The Blount County Emergency Communications District is committed to efficiently and compassionately answering the public's 911 calls for emergency service response.
We serve as the public safety answering point for the 911 caller needing public safety services. We are a full-service communications center that receives calls and dispatches to the needed public safety agencies.
To be the calm in a crisis, providing competent, compassionate, and reliable service to all.