What is a 9-1-1 address?

A 9-1-1 address is a site location address. A 9-1-1 address is assigned using a distance measuring instrument (DMI), accurate to 1/1000 of a mile. A 9-1-1 standardized measuring system is used. From the beginning of the road, in all areas of Talladega County except Talladega City Limits, structures on the right side of the road are assigned even numbers and structures on the left side of the road are assigned odd numbers.

People placing emergency calls often have difficulty providing their addresses. Children, visitors, hearing or speech impaired callers, or callers in a life threatening situation, may not be able to provide address information to Public Safety Telecommunicators. 9-1-1 calls from a wireline phone automatically gives the Telecommunicators the address, allowing the appropriate law enforcement, fire or medical personnel to be dispatched even if the caller is unable to communicate.

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