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Christian County Emergency Services
Christian County Emergency Services is a consolidated
emergency communications center dedicated to
providing essential and life saving services to the
citizens, visitors and public safety officials of Christian
Our organization uses enhanced 9-1-1 answering
equipment, a state of the art computer aided dispatch
system and maintains a county-wide radio system;
servicing seven law enforcement agencies, seven fire
districts, and one ambulance district.
Christian County is located in southwest Missouri occupying approximately 564 square
miles and has been one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The county has also
been in the top twenty fastest growing counties in the United States since the early
2000’s. Christian County’s emergency communications saw no change until 2009 when
the voters passed a 1/4 cent sales tax to fund emergency communications. This was
primarily due to a declining land line surcharge and centers being subsidized by local
government entities. The new sales tax allowed for three separate communications
centers to consolidate and become a centralized 9-1-1 public safety answering point
(PSAP) and emergency communications dispatch center.
Christian County is projected to grow the fastest in the state, more than doubling
between 2000 and 2030 according to the
Missouri Economic Research and
in the Springfield News-Leader reported that during July 2013 and July
2014, Christian County saw a 1.6% increase in population, bringing the total number
Christian County remains the 14th-largest county in the state by population.
9-1-1 / POLICE / FIRE / EMS
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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2015
April 12 - 18