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Baldwin Co. 9-11 using new technology to improve safety during Hangout Fest

  • 4 mths ago

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Hangout Fest returns for the first time in 2022 since being canceled the last 2 years due to the pandemic and with 40,000 revelers expected each day, first responders will be busy.

This year, new technology will be in place to help Baldwin 9-11 dispatchers improve response times and ease the burden of an increase in calls.

Hangout Fest organizers are busy preparing to welcome crowds back, and 9-11 dispatchers are preparing for a surge in calls.

Wright said dispatchers will be placed inside the Gulf Shores Beach Safety building. Using Alabama's new state-of-the-art 9-11 system, they'll be able to take calls directly from Hangout Fest using geofencing technology.

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