9-1-1 Operations, Addressing and Services

The 9-1-1/Communications Office comes under the direction of Alachua County Fire Rescue. The Office is responsible for the following and other functions:

  1. Maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the Automatic Location Information Database for Alachua County.
  2. Acting as liaison between the 9-1-1 service provider, private sector, other governmental agencies and the County's 9-1-1 system.
  3. Researching and developing plans to expand and upgrade the 9-1-1 system
  4. Researching the latest technologies impacting 9-1-1 and devising strategies to integrate them into          the 9-1-1 system.
  5. Coordinating the plan of information within the county and among outside agencies.
  6. Coordinating with local, state and federal agencies in maintaining all mandated requirements.
  7. Maintaining computer-based mapping systems for emergency location purposes.
  8. Coordinating the collection of data for street addressing of local communities.

The 9-1-1/Communications Office is governed by Florida Statute 365.171, the statute providing the basis and funding source for Enhanced 9-1-1 systems in the state. This statute is further defined by the State of Florida 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Number Plan.