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07/19/2019

**UPDATE***THE ROAD IS BACK OPEN**

W Sidney Rd at S Fitzner Rd is closed at this time due to an accident, Seek alternate route. We will advised when it's open.

07/19/2019
Montcalm County Commission on Aging

It is going to be another hot one today! Be sure to stay cool and hydrated!

Just a reminder to everyone that the Senior Center is open today from 8am to 4pm if you need a place to escape the heat. Please feel free to stop in. Itโ€™s important to stay hydrated as well. Please check on family and friends today and make sure everyone is doing ok.

From the National Weather Service for Montcalm CountyStay cool out there, it will be a hot one today. ...HEAT ADVISORY I...
07/18/2019
Extreme Heat | Ready.gov

From the National Weather Service for Montcalm County

Stay cool out there, it will be a hot one today.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Heat
Advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT
Saturday.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* Heat indices will approach or exceed 100 degrees today through
Saturday.

* Overnight low temperatures in the low to mid 70s with
continued muggy conditions will provide little relief to the
heat.

IMPACTS...

* Heat illnesses are possible for those spending prolonged
periods outside or in non-air conditioned environments. The
heat is most dangerous to the elderly and young children.

* Non-air conditioned car interiors will reach lethal
temperatures in minutes.

* Direct sun on pets and other animals will accentuate chances
for heat illnesses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

* To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

* Weather Preparedness Information is available on line at
www.ready.gov/heat.

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body....

The US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan is forecasting rather high temperatures over the next few days.  S...
07/17/2019

The US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan is forecasting rather high temperatures over the next few days.
So now is a good time to remind you of what to keep an eye on if you plan on being outside over the next few days.

Also check up on your elderly or at risk neighbors!

Now stay cool. It's a hot one out there.๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

07/13/2019

If you're traveling Stanton Rd near Waldron, you may come across smoke in the area from a structure fire that occurred last night. The scene will continue to produce smoke into the future.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch
07/12/2019

Montcalm County Central Dispatch

Help us help you! Montcalm County Central Dispatch is proud to have offered and continue to offer Smart911 to all of its citizens!

With Smart911, you can provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.

When you call 9-1-1, your Smart911 Safety Profile displays on the 9-1-1 screen and the 9-1-1 call takers can view your addresses, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts. You can provide as much or as little information as you like.

While your information is displayed to the call taker when you call 911, the call taker will still ask for all of your information. This is done to verify and make sure we send the correct resources to the proper location.

Smart911 is a national service meaning your Smart911 Safety Profile travels with you and is visible to any participating 9-1-1 center nationwide.

Sign up today by downloading the Smart 9-1-1 app on your phone or going to www.smart911.com.

Help us help you!  Montcalm County Central Dispatch is proud to have offered and continue to offer Smart911 to all of it...
07/12/2019

Help us help you! Montcalm County Central Dispatch is proud to have offered and continue to offer Smart911 to all of its citizens!

With Smart911, you can provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.

When you call 9-1-1, your Smart911 Safety Profile displays on the 9-1-1 screen and the 9-1-1 call takers can view your addresses, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts. You can provide as much or as little information as you like.

While your information is displayed to the call taker when you call 911, the call taker will still ask for all of your information. This is done to verify and make sure we send the correct resources to the proper location.

Smart911 is a national service meaning your Smart911 Safety Profile travels with you and is visible to any participating 9-1-1 center nationwide.

Sign up today by downloading the Smart 9-1-1 app on your phone or going to www.smart911.com.

UPDATE: THE ROADWAY IS BACK OPEN. THERE WILL BE SMOKE IN THE AREA FOR QUITE SOME TIME. *******************ROAD CLOSURE**...
07/12/2019

UPDATE: THE ROADWAY IS BACK OPEN. THERE WILL BE SMOKE IN THE AREA FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

*******************ROAD CLOSURE********************

STANTON RD IS CLOSED BETWEEN WALDRON AND CRYSTAL RD FOR A FIRE. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA AND ALLOW THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO WORK SAFELY

We will be testing our tornado sirens around the county at 11am.
07/05/2019

We will be testing our tornado sirens around the county at 11am.

All of us here at Montcalm County Central Dispatch want to wish each and every one of you a safe and fun Fourth of July!...
07/03/2019

All of us here at Montcalm County Central Dispatch want to wish each and every one of you a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Please be sure to get a designated driver and to use fireworks safely! As much as we enjoy hearing from all of you, we want to make sure everyone is able to have pleasant memories this year!๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
07/01/2019

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

The Office Of Highway Safety Planning has another impaired driving enforcement event planned in the upcoming weeks to coordinate with the Fourth of July Holiday. Impaired driving enforcement events are an increased law enforcement presence on the roadways with impaired driving investigations a priority. The Sheriff's Office wants everyone to enjoy the summer holiday but to do so in a safe manner. No one plans to be involved in a crash or injure someone, however these crashes do occur and alcohol often times plays a factor. Be careful especially in the summer around the holiday. Please stay safe, have a great holiday, and don't drive impaired.

They're playing basketball!Lafayette St (M-91) in Greenville between Washington (M-57) and Montcalm St will be close thr...
06/29/2019

They're playing basketball!

Lafayette St (M-91) in Greenville between Washington (M-57) and Montcalm St will be close through Sunday evening for the Gus Macker Tournament!

Good Luck to all the participants!

We want to wish Dana the happiest of retirements!  We have greatly enjoyed working alongside Dana all these years, and s...
06/28/2019

We want to wish Dana the happiest of retirements! We have greatly enjoyed working alongside Dana all these years, and she has always been able to bring a smile to anyone's day!

We'll miss you Dana! Enjoy your retirement!

Please join the staff at the Sheriff's Office in congratulating Dana Smith as she retires from her position as an Office Assistant . Dana worked for the Sheriff's Office for seventeen years. Her daily tasks included answering the telephone, maintaining records, issuing and receiving firearm purchase permits, and assisting citizen's who came to the office. Dana was always willing to help and was a true asset to the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office. She may have picked up an interesting story or two along the way.

Dana plans on spending more time with her husband John, her children, and especially her grandchildren.

Dana will be missed greatly.

Congratulations and enjoy the new chapter of your life.

06/24/2019

***UPDATE: PHONES ARE BACK UP AND WORKING PROPERLY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE***

UPDATE: Please still continue to use 989-831-5253 or 989-317-6598 for non emergency calls. We will advise as soon as they are back up and running.

UDPATE: If unable to reach us at 831-5253, please use alternate number: 989-317-6598

UPDATE: The 989-831-5253 number is back up and working.

Currently the nonemergency lines are down. We are working to reestablish them asap. In the meantime, 911 lines are up and running.

**Non Emergency phone lines are still down. Please continue to use 989-831-5253 or 989-317-6598. We will advise as soon as they come back up**

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
06/22/2019
Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

We're excited to be able to participate with the Michigan State Police in a Youth Law Enforcement Camp at Montcalm Community College from Monday July 15th through Thursday July 18th. It's $20 per student. Click the link below for sign up information!

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
06/22/2019

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

An old scam recently resurfaced in Montcalm County and Sheriff Mike Williams would like to warn all and encourage them to be on the look out.

Recently an elderly couple in the County had a group stop at their home unsolicited and offered to repair their blacktop driveway. A dollar amount was agreed upon and the work immediately began. Before the job was finished, the group demanded more money and quickly left as soon as the job was done. Very shortly it was determined the work and materials were substandard leaving the homeowners with a bigger mess and less money.

Whenever large home improvement projects are considered, the best practices include getting references, going with known local providers, obtaining contracts that include everything in writing along with deadlines, and to always be aware of unscrupulous people with less than honorable intentions. High pressure tactics are usually the tricks that help the innocent fall for these types of scams.

Move over if you can, slow down if you cannot!  Let's keep everyone safe on the roads!
06/14/2019

Move over if you can, slow down if you cannot! Let's keep everyone safe on the roads!

Losing officers to traffic-related incidents in the line of duty isnโ€™t an option. #MoveOver if you see emergency personnel on the shoulder.

06/12/2019
06/07/2019

Reminder we will be conducting our monthly Tornado Siren Tests at 11am.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch's cover photo
05/23/2019

Montcalm County Central Dispatch's cover photo

Montcalm County Central Dispatch
05/23/2019

Montcalm County Central Dispatch

This week is National EMS week!  We want to thank all the men and women of Montcalm County Emergency Services for all th...
05/23/2019

This week is National EMS week! We want to thank all the men and women of Montcalm County Emergency Services for all that they do. Whether a part of the Rescue division or working on the Ambulance, there are many dedicated men and women who are ready to provide a fantastic service to the citizens of Montcalm County.

If you see them sitting around the county at a station point, try to stop by, wave, and say thank you!

Come see us tomorrow morning!  It is a fun, free event for all ages from 9am - noon at the Public Safety Complex 659 N S...
05/17/2019
Join Montcalm County Public Safety at Saturday celebration

Come see us tomorrow morning! It is a fun, free event for all ages from 9am - noon at the Public Safety Complex 659 N State St, Stanton MI

When seconds count, they are the ones who rush to our aid. Sometimes it's a thankless job with crazy hours, but the public has the chance to say "thank you" to the men and women who protect those in Montcalm County with a fun event happening this weekend. The Montcalm County Public Safety Celebratio...

Congratulations are in stork (๐Ÿ˜‰) for ECO Bowyer! On May 9th of this year, ECO Bowyer gave excellent directions to a f...
05/16/2019

Congratulations are in stork (๐Ÿ˜‰) for ECO Bowyer! On May 9th of this year, ECO Bowyer gave excellent directions to a father and guided him through the steps needed for the birth of a healthy baby boy, before responding units could get on scene!

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This week is National Police Week.  We here at Montcalm Central Dispatch want to take a moment to recognize and thank al...
05/15/2019

This week is National Police Week. We here at Montcalm Central Dispatch want to take a moment to recognize and thank all of our Law Enforcement Officers who work to keep all of our citizens and those who visit Montcalm County Safe.

If you see an officer, give them a smile and a wave to let them know you appreciate them.

The following are the wonderful agencies that we have the pleasure to work alongside.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police, Greenville Public Safety, Stanton Police Department, Carson City Police Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lakeview Police Dept, Home Township Police Dept.

This is a fantastic program that the Sheriffs Office is putting on.  They can be picked up at the Montcalm County Sherif...
05/15/2019

This is a fantastic program that the Sheriffs Office is putting on. They can be picked up at the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office and at our Montcalm County Public Safety Celebration this saturday.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: W.H.A.L.E. program

DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Michael J. Williams

In 2018, there were 14 killed and 498 injured people in motor vehicle crashes on Montcalm County roads. If drivers and passengers are unresponsive upon the arrival of first responders, it can be difficult to identify the victims. To help parents protect their children and provide crucial information in emergency situations, Sheriff Mike Williams is implementing the W.H.A.L.E program in Montcalm County.

W.H.A.L.E stands for โ€œWe Have A Little Emergency.โ€ The program is an identification and information package for child car safety seats. An information label is attached to the rear of the car seat to provide information about the child in the seat, such as name, age, medical information, and who to contact in case of an emergency.

In the event of a motor vehicle crash that incapacitates parents or other adult passengers, first responders can use the label as a source of information to identify the child or his/her special medical needs. Rescue efforts may proceed more smoothly and efficiently if first responders know the name of the frightened child they are treating.

Kits are available free of charge at the Sheriffโ€™s Office in Stanton. They will also be distributed at the Montcalm County Public Safety Celebration on Saturday, May 18.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch
05/13/2019

Montcalm County Central Dispatch

Montcalm County Central Dispatch's cover photo
05/13/2019

Montcalm County Central Dispatch's cover photo

Don't forget this Saturday is the Public Safety Celebration at the Public Safety Complex in Stanton.  There is something...
05/13/2019

Don't forget this Saturday is the Public Safety Celebration at the Public Safety Complex in Stanton. There is something for both kids and adults. We have police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, road commission trucks, helicopter, bomb squad, swat team, Red Cross, Med Now, Health Department, Prescription Drop off, Dive team, K9, Montcalm ISD Criminal Justice Program is bringing their MILO simulator, MCC Robotics team is bringing their robotics trailer, Montcalm County Central Dispatch tours... and much more!!!

We want to wish our Montcalm County Sheriff's Office Corrections officers a happy corrections week.  We appreciate all y...
05/08/2019

We want to wish our Montcalm County Sheriff's Office Corrections officers a happy corrections week. We appreciate all you do!

Today is International Firefighters day.  We want thank every single man and woman who volunteer their time to serve the...
05/04/2019

Today is International Firefighters day. We want thank every single man and woman who volunteer their time to serve their community.

It's also rather appropriate that the Montcalm County Fire Association Fire Academy candidates have their state practical test today. We wish each and every one of them luck, and look forward to working alongside you!

UPDATE:  ROAD IS NOW OPEN****     ************************ROAD CLOSED***********************************M46 IS CLOSED BE...
05/04/2019

UPDATE: ROAD IS NOW OPEN****
************************ROAD CLOSED***********************************

M46 IS CLOSED BETWEEN YOUNGMAN AND JOHNSON DUE TO AN ACCIDENT.

PLEASE AVOID THE AREA

Time is flying by..... It's already time for the monthly tornado siren test today at 11 am!
05/03/2019

Time is flying by..... It's already time for the monthly tornado siren test today at 11 am!

Just over 2 weeks away from our yearly Public Safety Celebration! Please join us May 18th!
04/29/2019

Just over 2 weeks away from our yearly Public Safety Celebration! Please join us May 18th!

04/27/2019
Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

We will never forget

Today is the 37th anniversary of the loss of Detective Lieutenant William McCarthy. D/Lt. McCarthy died in the line of duty serving his community. Please join the Sheriff's Office in remembering his service to Montcalm County and the ultimate sacrifice he made. Rest in peace Bill.

The weather outside has been delightful, but tomorrow, a bit more frightful. So if you've no place to go, let it snow......
04/26/2019

The weather outside has been delightful, but tomorrow, a bit more frightful.

So if you've no place to go, let it snow... let it snow... let it snow?

Doesn't look like we'll be getting much, but the US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan is calling for some snow tomorrow night!

Don't forget to take it slow in ice and snow, doesn't matter where you're going if you don't make it there at all!

US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan
04/22/2019

US National Weather Service Grand Rapids Michigan

The potential for fires to grow out of control will be increasing today, due to warm temperatures, dry air, and breezy winds. This will be especially true for areas which did not see rain over the weekend, which is approximately the northwest half of Lower Michigan.

We are so fortunate to have such great friends/coworkers! Today we received this amazing flag from Montcalm County Emerg...
04/19/2019

We are so fortunate to have such great friends/coworkers! Today we received this amazing flag from Montcalm County Emergency Services. We are lucky to have such a large extended work family! THANK YOU Montcalm County Emergency Services!!!

04/19/2019

THE NON EMERGENCY PHONE LINE ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED. ALL PHONE LINES ARE UP AND RUNNING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
989-831-5253 WORKS

THIS HAS BEEN RESOLVED! ALL LINES ARE WORKING! ************************PHONE OUTAGE**********************************CUR...
04/19/2019

THIS HAS BEEN RESOLVED! ALL LINES ARE WORKING!

************************PHONE OUTAGE**********************************

CURRENTLY ONE OF OUR NON EMERGENCY LINES IS DOWN.

911 SERVICE IS NOT INTERRUPTED.

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US AND IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 989-831-3500

Mismatch day today. Tomorrow is "Dispatch colors" day so keep an eye out for the gold and black.Only a couple days left ...
04/18/2019

Mismatch day today. Tomorrow is "Dispatch colors" day so keep an eye out for the gold and black.

Only a couple days left of National Public Safety Telecommunicator week!

04/18/2019

********************UPDATE*****************
ROAD WAY IS BACK OPEN

****************ROAD CLOSURE************

FEDERAL ROAD BETWEEN CUTLER AND THE NORTH COUNTY LINE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO AN ACCIDENT.

PLEASE AVOID THE AREA

Address

657 N State St
Stanton, MI
48888

General information

Montcalm County encompasses approximately 721 square miles of farm land, woods, lakes, and streams in West Central Michigan. Montcalm County Central Dispatch employs 18 full time employees: 12 Emergency Communication Officers, 4 Shift Supervisors, a Deputy Director, and a Director. We are responsible for answering all emergency 9-1-1 calls within Montcalm County and dispatching for Law Enforcement, Fire, and MCES Ambulance and Rescue units within the County. Montcalm Central Dispatch is funded solely by 9-1-1 surcharge that is applied to any device that has the capability of accessing the 9-1-1 network. No general fund tax dollars supplement the dispatch center operations, maintenance, or equipment. ***THIS PAGE IS NOT MONITORED 24/7 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911***

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