The number is not universally available on all phone carriers.
Fulton County Emergency Services Director Angela Barrett is urging residents to continue using 911 as the primary emergency assistance number, although "112" is being introduced in some areas as an alternate to "911." Calls to the "112" number have jammed emergency lines in Paulding County recently, reports wsbtv.com. Roswell Police have stated that it hasn't been an issue yet locally. While "112" may be more familiar to international visitors, it has not been tested on all phone systems here in the metro area and is not universally available. "Dialing 911 is the most widely supported means for residents to call for emergency assistance in the country," said Barrett in a county press release. "We encourage residents to continue utilizing …
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency offers safety tips in light of recent fire hazard alerts.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As firefighters prepare to battle brush fires throughout metro Atlanta, forecasters are warning that the current dry and gusty weather has created potentially dangerous conditions that could generate additional blazes across the state. In light of the threat, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for high fire danger through this evening – and state emergency preparedness leaders are urging residents and community leaders to take certain precautions and stay informed about the possible dangers related to fire. Here are some tips, courtesy of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s (GEMA) Ready Georgia campaign: Prepare for Wildfire Make a Plan Stay Informed Georgians can find this information and more at www.ready.…