Ensuring the public has the best information available on how to properly use 9-1-1 is an important goal of Sumner County Emergency Communications.
Our Community Outreach Programs strive to find every available opportunity to do this.
School/Library Visits: Members of SCEC welcome the opportunity to visit community libraries to reach to children. SCEC brings their big book "Cell Phone Sally" which educates children on the proper uses of 9-1-1.
Dispatchers also visit elementary schools across the county each year to connect with children. SCEC brings "Celly" the cell phone with them to entertain and teach children about 9-1-1 services.
We also welcome the opportunity to participate in "career day" to introduce children to the career of public safety dispatching.
Coffee With A Dispatcher. Periodically, dispatchers meet with citizens around the county for "Coffee With A Dispatcher", a time to meet with the public and answer questions they have about the proper use of 9-1-1 or our operations.
Civic Clubs/Organizations. Need a speaker for your Civic Group, Organization, or Friendship Meal? Chapter and Group Presidents are encouraged to contact Deputy Director Bristor to schedule a presentation. We can tailor any presentation to meet the needs of an evening meal or simple luncheon.