When an emergency occurs, it’s important that calls are sent to the right place and personnel are able to locate those involved.
Upgrading 9-1-1 infrastructure can help with these tasks.
Prince William County will switch to Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESInet) on Thursday.
The technology it currently uses is only able to send voice and small amounts of data, according to a release from Public Safety Communications.
Through this upgrade, officials can start using modern technology when processing calls. It’s also preparing the county so it will be able to eventually receive photos and videos during an emergency.
A few other localities are using ESInet, including Fairfax County, Fauquier County, and Loudoun County.
Community members can learn more by calling Director Eddie Reyes at 703-792-7146 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.