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Luzerne County is 891 square miles and located in the heart of Northeast Pennsylvania. It has an approximate population of 321,027 residents, as of the 2012 census estimate. Luzerne County is unique in it's accessibility with interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476, the Pennsylvania turnpike northeast extension, crossing through the region. Coupled with its 2-hour accessibility to metropolitan NewYork City and Philadelphia, the County's 911 operations must address both urban and rural aspects of public safety and dispatching.
Some 911 Facts...
Luzerne County 911 went online with enhanced 9-1-1 on June 17th of 1998. Since then the County 911 system has been adding and upgrading, modifying and growing. Working toward texting to wireless 911 services, better communications, streamlined operations and new technologies. This has been our goal since inception.
Luzerne County 911 processes over 1,300 calls every day. Calls from any one of 76 municipalities are processed through a single PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) and the 911 center is responsible for dispatching Police, Fire and EMS agencies for the entire County. There are currently over 240 agencies.
Next Generation Radio System - Needs, Assessment and Strategic Plan Report
Next Generation Radio System - Needs, Assessment and Strategic Plan Report Presentation
Luzerne County 9-1-1 County Wide EMS Response Plan
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