On Tuesday night Chilton County was placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning by the Bham NWS. The weather sirens in Clanton were set off approximately 50 minutes after the initial warning. The reason for this delay was an equipment malfunction. This is why you should NEVER depend on outdoor warning sirens. There are multiple points of failure within the outdoor warning siren system.
9-1-1 Dispatcher Brooke Allinder was presented with the 2014 Dispatcher of the Year Award by Director Dan Wright. Please join us in congratulating Brooke on her accomplishment.
I would like to welcome all of our new followers on Twitter and our new ‘Likes’ on Facebook. I trust that you have found our information useful and have chosen to follow and like us for that reason. Our goal is to utilize our social media channels to provide relevant safety information to our citizens and visitors so that you may make informed decisions. Due to so many new ‘fans’ I wanted to write a short blog and let everyone know how we are accomplishing our goals.
We recently conducted a survey of our social media content. Based on those results we have aligned our content delivery to better meet your requests. We have begun posting calls that potentially have an effect on traffic. These type calls are Wrecks and Road Hazards. Road Hazards can range from debris in the roadway to animals in the roadway to a stalled vehicle in the roadway. We have begun posting local agency submitted reports when they are posted. We will continue to post weather information as we have in the past.