Emergency Communications “live”

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Hyde County’s nine emergency services agencies switched their communications to the Regional Emergency Communications Center at Manteo on December 6.

Hyde’s going “live” brought the regional center to full operation. Dare and Tyrrell counties signed on last April 5.

Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell are the first three counties in North Carolina to consolidate emergency 911 communications.

Telecommunicators at the Regional 911 Center provide a vital service to the residents and visitors in Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell counties by linking 911 callers with over 60 agencies that provide emergency services to the region.

The facility on Roanoke Island incorporates the latest communications technology to help provide timely information and efficient emergency response for the people of Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell counties.

The regional 911 center is co-located with the Dare County Emergency Operations Center, which provides an efficient central location for the Dare County Control Group and Dare County Emergency Management to respond to disasters such as hurricanes.

When activated for emergencies the facility houses representatives from many agencies that provide essential services including public safety and law enforcement, utilities, and a variety of organizations providing response and recovery operations.

During activations the large number of support staff housed in the building, many of whom are working non-stop shifts and unable to leave the facility, are able to use the dining and sleeping quarters that have been planned strategically as part of the Emergency Operations Center.

Agencies in the three counties currently communicating through the Regional 911 Center are:

Avon Fire Department

Buxton Fire Department

Chicamacomico Fire Department

Chicamacomico Rescue

Colington Fire Department

Dare County Animal Control

Dare County Drug Task Force

Dare County EMS

Dare County Emergency Management

Dare County Fire Marshal

Dare County Sheriff’s Office

Dare MedFlight

Dare County ABC

Duck Fire Department

Duck Police Department

Engelhard Fire Department

Fairfield Fire Department

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Frisco Fire Department

Hatteras Fire Department

Hatteras Island Rescue Squad

Hyde County Emergency Management

Hyde County EMS

Hyde County Sheriff’s Office

Kill Devil Hills Fire Department

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue

Kill Devil Hills Police Department

Kitty Hawk Fire Department

Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue

Kitty Hawk Police Department

Manns Harbor Fire DepartmentManteo Police Department

Nags Head Fire Department

Nags Head Ocean Rescue

Nags Head Police Department

National Park Service

NC Alcohol Law Enforcement

NC DMV Enforcement

NC Forestry Service

NC Highway Patrol

NC Marine Patrol

NC Probation/Parole

NC State Bureau of Investigation

NC Wildlife

Ocracoke Fire Department

Outer Banks Repeater Association

Ponzer Fire Department

Roanoke Island Fire Department

Salvo Fire Department

Scranton Fire Department

Southern Shores Fire Department

Southern Shores Police Department

Stumpy Point Fire Department

Surf Rescue, Inc.

Swan Quarter Fire Department

Tyrrell County Animal Control

Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office

Tyrrell County Emergency Mgmt.

Tyrrell/Washington EMS

Tyrrell Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service