UPDATE: The 911 System was Down in Rutherford County and Beyond - How was it Handled?

Jan 01, 2021 at 11:16 am by WGNS


On Christmas day the bomb in Nashville wreaked havoc on communities across Middle Tennessee, due to 9-1-1 lines being disabled. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron stated...



County Public Safety Director Chris Clark had a big job ahead of him as it was thought that contractors had a back-up system in place for the 9-1-1 system.



WGNS asked Clark what was one of the first steps in making sure residents could call for police, fire and emergency responders if needed and the first thing they did was...



Clark further said...



Rutherford County emergency workers tackled the problems dealing with the AT&T outages as fast as possible and within a matter of hours, had a make-shift 9-1-1 system up and running. 

On Friday, January 1, 2021 the City of Murfreesboro released the following statement through the Murfreesboro Police Department, "All Murfreesboro Communications Center’s  9-1-1 and non-emergency lines are once again functioning properly.  For emergencies, dial 9-1-1, and 615-893-1311 for any on-emergency related calls."