The City of Dunwoody uses Chattahoochee River 9-1-1 Authority, ChatComm, for 911 Communications.
ChatComm is a state of the art, accredited E911 center which answers 9-1-1 calls for the cities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Brookhaven. The City of Dunwoody’s Intergovernmental Agreement with ChatComm establishes performance standards which require ChatComm to answer all 9-1-1 calls within ten seconds (or less) and process 90% of calls for dispatch in 60 seconds (or less).
If you have a need for police, fire, or emergency medical service, and you have the option, dial 9-1-1 from your landline which is wired to provide location data to the 9-1-1 center allowing a more timely response to emergency situations. If you are calling from your cell phone, be sure to confirm your location with the call-taker.
Portable interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services can be used from virtually any Internet connection anywhere, which raises challenges for the emergency services community in determining the location from which a 911 call has originated.
You should be aware that:
- VoIP 911 calls may not connect to the PSAP, or may improperly ring to the administrative line of the PSAP, which may not be staffed after hours, or by trained 911 operators.
- VoIP 911 calls may correctly connect to the PSAP, but not automatically transmit the user's phone number and/or location information.
- VoIP customers may need to provide location or other information to their VoIP providers, and update this information if they change locations, for their VoIP 911 service to function properly.
- VoIP service may not work during a power outage, or when the Internet connection fails or becomes overloaded.
Be Ready for an Emergency
With Smart 911 you can prepare for an emergency by creating a profile of your medical issues and other important information that will help first responders assist you in an emergency. The information, entered on secure site, is only available to 9-1-1 dispatchers and emergency responders when you call 9-1-1. This free service is brought to you by the City of Dunwoody and ChatComm.
With Smart 911 you can prepare for an emergency by creating a profile with photos, medical issues, and other important information that will help first responders assist you and your family in an emergency.
This free service is brought to you by the City of Dunwoody and ChatComm.