By Ann Wickett
Sunrise Publications, Inc.
Two years ago, a committee was formed to upgrade the 911 emergency phone system for a 16 county region including Johnson and Pawnee Counties. Clint Strayhorn, emergency manager for Johnson and Pawnee Counties said upgrades to the 911 emergency phone system are expected to be completed by January 2017.
“Upgrades to the phone system will be paid for through Emergency 911 funds. This will be a step forward in meeting the needs of the next generation with all the upcoming changes in technology,” said Strayhorn.