Gov. Mike Dunleavy is calling for volunteers to join the Alaska 911 Advisory Board. Dunleavy issued an executive order Tuesday establishing the board with the intention of improving public safety responses across the state, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
“Declared disasters occur in Alaska every 90 days. Personal emergencies happen every day in urban centers and in villages and beyond. It’s imperative that our emergency response is comprehensive and coordinated statewide,” Dunleavy said in the release. “With advancements in technology, 911 has become a much more complex service. This 911 Advisory Board will bring all the stakeholders of 911 delivery together — state public safety agencies, first responders, dispatchers, local governments, Alaska Native entities, rural areas and telecommunication companies — to help find the holes in a good system and improve upon it.”