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9-1-1 celebrates 50 years of service

The 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call was celebrated last week. On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite, made the first 9-1-1 call from the Haleyville City Hall.

Since then, 9-1-1 technology has evolved and continues to evolve to meet consumer expectations. See the February 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about this milestone.