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Request for Proposal - Ambulance Services.

The Pike County Communications District has issued a Request of Proposal for ambulance services within Pike County. Proposals may be submitted in accordance with the attached RFP document.

Employment

9-1-1 is Hiring

Pay and Benefits
Full time employees are eligible to enroll in the local government health insurance plan free of charge to themselves and with a significantly subsidized premium for family coverage. Vision and dental insurance are also available. All full time employees receive enrollment in the state retirement system with tier 1 benefits. Full time employees also benefit from 84 hours of vacation leave, 112 hours of holiday leave, and 80 hours of uncapped sick leave. 

Random FAQs

No, as with correspondence, change when it is time to renew (driver’s license, vehicle tag) or re-order (checks). A deed has a legal description of the property in question and therefore a 9-1-1 address does not effect that document in any way.

9-1-1 needs to have a locatable address for every structure that could potentially call 9-1-1. Even if you receive mail at a Post Office Box or from another location you must still have a 9-1-1 address so you can be located in an emergency. Your 9-1-1 address is also used for package delivery services.

Enhanced 9-1-1, or E9-1-1, is a system which routes an emergency call to the 9-1-1 center closest to the caller, AND automatically displays the caller's phone number and address. The Public Safety Telecommunicator will typically ask the caller to verify the information, which appears on his or her computer screen.

  • Answer all questions asked by the Telecommunicator.
  • Listen to all instructions provided to you by the Telecommunicator.
  • Speak clearly (so we can understand what you are telling us).
  • Remain calm (difficult to do at times, we understand. But by remaining calm, you will help the Telecommunicator gather valuable information needed by first responders).

The Telecommunicators answers a 9-1-1 call with the question "9-1-1, where is your emergency?" The address or specific location is the most critical piece of information we can gather. If we do not have a location of the problem, how can we send help?

Public Safety Telecommunicators ask questions based on protocols that help determine what's wrong and how many responders need to go. The questions that are asked are to protect the public and the first responders. Remember, the Public Safety Telecommunicators work on a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and while they are questioning you, they are also entering the information for a Telecommunicator who is actually the one sending the first responders to you. By answering questions concerning medical conditions or suspect information, you may be able to provide the information needed to get the best response possible.

Phase II is a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission for wireless phone companies to provide an approximation of the 9-1-1 caller's location in the form of latitude and longitude.

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