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911 calls in Dawson County rose by 13 percent in 2021
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On Thursday, March 4, 2021, county officials cut the ribbon on Fire Station 8, located off Sweetwater Juno Road in west Dawson County. This station is a product of SPLOST VI, which was approved by voters in 2014. - photo by Alexander Popp
Be it planned emergency services upgrades or a 13-percent uptick in local calls to 911, growth has marked the work of Dawson County’s first responders over the past year. Recently-released statistics from Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services show that personnel from both sectors responded to a total of 4,640 calls in 2021.