Rockingham County 9-1-1 – Honoring Our Past, Exploring the Future

Rockingham County 9-1-1 Staff Honored at State Conference

Posted on Thursday, 07 November, 2013

(Taken From – Rockingham Now)

By KATIE MANN Staff writer

WENTWORTH – On Monday night, Oct. 9, many emergency communicators in the county received recognition at the Rockingham County Commissioners meeting for winning statewide awards.

Susan Hall, director of the Rockingham County 911 Center, addressed the commissioners and everyone at the meeting.

“I’ve come before you tonight to recognize some of the telecommunicators,” Hall said. “A lot of times they are unsung heroes; they are never recognized and appreciated…

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Rockingham County Announces New Addressing Ordinance

Posted on Thursday, 22 August, 2013

From: The Rockingham County Government Website

PLEASE BE ADVISED that Rockingham County has adopted a new Road Naming and Addressing Ordinance for the unincorporated portions of the County. This includes citizens living outside the city and town limits of Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, Stoneville, and Wentworth.

Every owner of improved property with an addressed structure shall affix to the structure and display at all times the official address number in the master address database. The official street number affixed to any house, building, or other structure located on improved property shall not be less than four inches…

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9-1-1 Construction Contract Awarded

Posted on Saturday, 10 August, 2013

By: David Moore, Rockingham County 9-1-1

On August 5th, the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners voted to award the contract for construction of the Rockingham County 9-1-1 Consolidated Communications Center to Monteith Construction Company of Charlotte, NC. This company currently has the contract to construct the Onslow County Governmental Center a 15 million dollar contract. Please check the PSAP Consolidation Project Section for more details on the project.

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Local Leaders Break Ground on New 9-1-1 Center

Posted on Saturday, 27 July, 2013

Taken From Reidsville Review – By Amanda Lehmert

With a few spades of dirt, hardhat-wearing local officials kicked off the construction of Rockingham County’s new consolidated 911 center Friday morning.

Local police chiefs, city council members, county leaders and state officials celebrated with a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new center, to be built behind the Rockingham County Judicial Center off N.C. Highway 65 in…

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County Commissioners Honor 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

By: David Moore, Rockingham County 9-1-1

On March 18th during the regular business meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Comissioners, two Rockingham County 9-1-1 Telecommunicators were honored for actions resulting in the birth of two new citizens of Rockingham County.

On January 17th of this year with assistance of the National Academy Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol Telecommunicator Tena Lawson, assisted a 9-1-1 caller with the delivery of a healthy baby boy in a local Wentworth home.

On December 3rd, of 2012 with the assistance of the National Academy Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol Telecommunicator Nikki Hopkins helped with the delivery of a…

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Suspect Vehicle Sought in Church Fires

Posted on Saturday, 09 March, 2013

From the News and Record-

Officials have a description of a man and a car they say may be connected to a recent wave of arsons at Methodist churches in Rockingham and Guilford counties.

The Rockingham County fire marshal is looking for a mid- to late-1980s Honda Accord with flip-up headlights. The car is green and may have faded paint, which could be primer, and a loud muffler.

It was seen on Gideon Grove Church Road on Dec. 22 at the time Gideon Grove United Methodist Church was set on fire.

It was the first of four Methodist church arsons.

“We received some information…

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National Weather Service To Conduct Skywarn Class

Posted on Wednesday, 06 March, 2013

The National Weather Service will be in Rockingham County on Thursday March 7th, 2013at the Rockingham County Emergency Operations Center Building at 150 NC Highway 65 in Reidsville at 7:00 PM to conduct a free storm spotting and weather safety presentation.

This two hour presentation is sponsored by Rockingham County Emergency Management and is open to the public. Any one of any age is welcome to attend. This entertaining and informative presentation will discuss how you can ‘read the sky’ to determine what type of severe weather is coming. In addition, important weather safety information will be provided to help…

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Arsons Lead to Warning for Churches in Rockingham County

Posted on Wednesday, 06 March, 2013

From Fox 8 WGHP -

Every church, synagogue and temple in Rockingham County is getting a packet of more than 20 pages outlining arson and crime prevention tips for places of worship.

The effort is on behalf of the Rockingham County Fire Marshal’s Office and Sheriff’s Office, in light of at least four church arsons reported in the area since December 22 of last year.

Fire Marshal Robert Cardwell said they have not caught the suspect yet, so it’s time to put places of worship on alert to defend themselves.

He advises making sure church property is well-lit all night long, and suggests…

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Communications board has first meeting

Posted on Saturday, 24 December, 2011

Posted 12/11/2011

The Rockingham County Emergency Communications Governance Board considered the merits of hiring a consultant or project manager to oversee building a countywide 911 communications center during the board’s first meeting Tuesday.

Most of the work a consultant would usually undertake has already been completed by county staff, according to IT Director David Whicker and 911 Director Susan Hall. She said Rockingham County was commended by the North Carolina 911 Board on the amount of details included in the county’s grant application.

County Attorney Eugene Russell said the group will have to make its expectations clear in a contract for…

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911 consolidation grant approved

Posted on Saturday, 24 December, 2011

Published 11/30/2011

The $7.8 million grant award agreement from the North Carolina 911 Board to consolidate the county’s 911 call centers was approved Monday night by Rockingham County Commissioners, along with five members from a seven-member board that will serve as a governing board for the new consolidated agency.

The grant agreement must be returned to the state 911 Board by Dec. 23 after it’s also been approved by the county’s new governing agency, Rockingham County Emergency Communications. The board will initially consist of the following members: Eden Police Chief Reece Pyrtle, Reidsville Police Chief Edd Hunt, Tim McMillion, chief…

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