Next Generation 911 will mean some address changes in Washington County

Dozens of Hancock residents might have to change their addresses for the Next Generation 911 emergency phone service. Residents in other Washington County towns could follow suit. Bud Gudmundson, Washington County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) manager, and Jennifer Kinzer, GIS coordinator for the planning and zoning department, talked about Next Generation 911 and the addressing issues during Wednesday’s meeting of the Hancock Town Council. The new 911 technology brings several features, such as text, video and map capability, that current systems lack, Gudmundson said. It also relies on correct, consistent and upgraded addresses. (Herald-Mail)

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