FORT SILL, Oklahoma (April 30, 2021) — When a 911 telephone call is made from a Fort Sill 442- or 558- prefix, the emergency call now goes directly to the Directorate of Emergency Services’ Emergency Communications Center (ECC).

In the past, these calls went to the city of Lawton dispatch center at the Great Plains Technology Center. There, Fort Sill General Schedule (GS) dispatchers manned a military police terminal and relayed emergency information to the installation. Although the Fort Sill dispatchers’ job was to focus on installation emergency services, with the volume of calls received it was sometimes difficult to discern if the call was for a post or city emergency, said Hilaree Straka, DES Emergency Communications Division chief… READ MORE

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