For whom does the Ponca City Communications Center receive and dispatch calls?
The Ponca City Communications Center is unique in that it receives and dispatches emergency calls from the northeast part of Oklahoma stretching all the way to the Oklahoma-Kansas state line. They dispatch to nine volunteer fire departments (McCord, Osage, Kildare, Newkirk, Marland, and more) and transfer calls to smaller police departments close to Ponca City. They also have the ability to transfer calls to three other communications centers in Tonkawa, Blackwell, and Kay County. The Communications Center also dispatches ambulances to the northern portion of Noble County. Some Osage County 9-1-1 cell phone calls come into Ponca City’s Communication Center as well, and they are transferred to the correct local responders. Some area Oklahoma Highway Patrol calls are also dispatched through the Ponca City Communications Center.

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1. How many calls does the Communications Center handle a day?
2. For whom does the Ponca City Communications Center receive and dispatch calls?
3. Can the Enhanced 9-1-1 system identify cellular phone calls?