If you have an emergency

please dial 9-1-1.

HISTORY OF THE 911 SYSTEM

The first 911 system was installed in Haleyville, Alabama in February 1968 as a way to quickly connect a subscriber to the local police station. This system did not identify the caller but did provide a means to access emergency services that had not previously been available. This system was quickly adapted and improved by other telephone companies to become the E911 system which provides both caller location and identification. A pioneering system was in place in Chicago by the mid-1970s providing both police and fire departments access to the source location of emergency calls. 

INFORMATION AND LINKS

If you would like to verify your address or would like to request a new address please fill out this form and submit it to us.  E-911 FORM

           

ALERTGULF

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM


​​AlertGulf is a telephonic community notification system that utilizes a combination of database and GIS technologies to deliver outbound messages. In the event of an emergency, the system is accessible from any location that can access the Internet. Notifications can be generated in a recorded vocal format or in a text-to-speech format for quicker message delivery. GIS technology integrates the ENS with geo-coded contact data (that can be uploaded from customer databases and/or local telephone companies) and intelligent street centerline data. This allows for precise message delivery to a specific geographic region. This feature is vital in the many events such as mandatory evacuations, severe weather warnings, and shelter-in-place instructions during hazardous materials spills.

GulfAlert


Contact Info

Ben Guthrie
911 Coordinator
Phone: 850-229-9110
Fax: 850-665-3427

Mailing Address:
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd
Bldg. 500
Port St. Joe, FL  32456

Email:
e911@gulfcounty-fl.gov

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm EST