Powhatan County VA is the 56th Emergency Communications Center (ECC) in the United States and the 10th ECC in the state of Virginia to implement the ASAP program. Powhatan County went live on Tuesday, August 13th with Vector Security and Rapid Response Monitoring. Approximately 8 – 10 additional alarm companies will be going into production with Powhatan County by the end of September.
The Powhatan County implementation was also the first implementation for a Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) vendor platform new to the ASAP program. Motorola Solutions introduced their Spillman Flex ASAP interface solution. Powhatan County was chosen as the first implementation site for the Flex platform.
“Implementation of the ASAP-to-PSAP program will help eliminate the potential for clerical errors, reduce telephone call volumes to the 9-1-1 Center from alarm companies, and most importantly, reduces 9-1-1 call-processing times by as much as 2-3 minutes. We all know that every second counts in an emergency and by reducing 911 processing times we help save lives, protect property, provide faster response times to in-progress events, and potentially help apprehend more criminals,” said Thomas Nolan, PSC-911 Director for Powhatan County
Vector and Rapid Response were the first alarm monitoring companies to go live with Powhatan County. “The County is very appreciative of Vector and Rapid Response support and work in helping us bring this new technology to our citizens. We also know that without the direct direction/support from Mr. William Hobgood, (the inventor/architect of ASAP to PSAP program) this service wouldn’t be in use today,” said Director Nolan.