Two new fire trucks were delivered to Madison County on Monday. The county spent approximately $500,000 on the trucks which will be used by the Farmhaven and Kearney Park Fire Departments.
Two new fire trucks were delivered to Madison County on Monday. The county spent approximately $500,000 on the trucks which will be used by the Farmhaven and Kearney Park Fire Departments.
Madison County’s 9-1-1 operating software is so old that it is no longer supported and is at a serious risk of shutdown in the future, EMA Director Minor Norman told the Board of Supervisors on Monday.

Norman is currently seeking proposals on the software, which he says will cost just shy of $1 million.

Norman said the current software is over 15 years old and the software is no longer supported by any vendors.

“If we had a major shutdown it would pretty much be shut down,” he said. “We’ve been looking at the process of getting a new system. Once we place an order it takes like six months to get it implemented. It’s something we really need to work towards.”

Norman said the software would go in to Ridgeland, Madison, Canton and the Sheriff’s Office. Flora is currently fielded by the Sheriff’s Office already.

He said they would be utilizing E-911 funds to pay for the system.

County Administrator Shelton Vance said there was no approval needed by the board at the time, only an acknowledgement they were proceeding with a selection process.

“We are on imminent life,” Vance said about the current system.

District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen said this was something that has been needed for awhile.