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Washington County 9-1-1

The Washington County Emergency Communications District has supplied Enhanced 9-1-1 and public safety dispatch services to the 120,000+ residents of Washington County (including the incorporated areas of Johnson City and Jonesborough) since November 1988. Washington County is located in Northeast Tennessee, approximately 30 miles from Virgina and North Carolina.

What We Do...

Washington County Emergency Communications District is a consolidated Public Safety Answering Point(PSAP) and Dispatch Center. We are responsible for answering all 9-1-1 calls in Washington County, and dispatching the Johnson City Police Department, Johnson City Fire Department, Washington County Sheriff's Department, Johnson City/Washington County EMS, Volunteer Fire Departments, and First Responder Agencies.

A Message from the Director

Hello Everyone, Winter is finally upon us. Winter weather brings many challenges such as travel, school/office/business closings, and issues like power outages. Be prepared for these challenges by having emergency supplies on hand - such as canned food, blankets, ice melt or sand, bottled water and alternative heating sources. A battery operated radio and flashlights (with good batteries) are necessary too.
If you must travel in the snow or ice - please allow extra time to get to your destination. If you're going to be outside be prepared for changing weather conditions. Walk carefully as even snow covered ground might be icy underneath. Please do not call 9-1-1 if your power goes out or for road conditions as calls like this tie up emergency lines.
Visit for winter weather preparedness tips.