Charleston County Observes April as National 9-1-1 Education Month; Targets Pocket Dialing 

News Release

                                                                        April 6, 2016

                                                                                                Release Number: 4023

MEDIA CONTACT

Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer

Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004

Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

 

Charleston County Observes April as National 9-1-1 Education Month; Targets Pocket Dialing

 

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month and Charleston County Government is calling on local leaders, schools and public safety agencies to help educate our citizens about the importance and appropriate use of 9-1-1 services.

 

This year, Charleston County will place an emphasis on educating the public on how to avoid un-intentional 9-1-1 calls. Cell phones are the primary source for 9-1-1 calls and if the phone isn’t properly locked, citizens may unknowingly call 9-1-1. It’s a situation commonly referred to as pocket dialing. During this year’s National 9-1-1 Education Month, we are reminding citizens to Lock it before you Pocket It.

 

“Our 9-1-1 public educators continue to do an amazing job in raising the awareness of how 9-1-1 works,” said Consolidated Dispatch. “This year’s focus on pocket dials will help reduce the number of unintentional calls received in our 9-1-1 Center so that we are available to answer the true emergency calls that come in.”

 

During the month of April, our public educators will reach out to the community through various events. Beginning at the start of the month, Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center’s Public Education team will visit the following events and locations:

 

  • North Charleston Citizens Public Safety Academy, April 12
  • Mount Pleasant Police Academy, April 14
  • Carolina Voyager Charter School, April 19
  • Charleston County Earth Day Festival, April 23
  • 3rd Annual Operation Military Child, April 23
  • Smart911 Sign Up Day, April 30 – details and locations here

 

Media Opportunity – Telecommunicator Awards on April 15, 3:00 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall

 

The National Telecommunicator Week will take place April 10-16 and County dispatchers and call-takers will be honored April 15 during the annual award ceremony at North Charleston City Hall at 3:00 p.m. In addition to the traditional awards, we will honor a local 5-year-old who called 9-1-1 when his mother needed help.

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Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, April 8, 2016 10:38:00 AM

WORK PLANNED ON FORT JOHNSON ROAD NEXT WEEK 

Town of James Island
Public Works Department

Road Work Announcement

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be replacing a drainage culvert under Fort Johnson at Eaglewood Retreat next week, Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15.  Expect lane closures and slow traffic between 9 AM and 2 PM on these days.

 

The culvert was closed when Eaglewood Retreat was paved many years ago.   This was partly responsible for problems with flooding last fall both on Fort Johnson Road and in the residential area just to the north.    SCDOT reopened the culvert on an emergency bases in response.   This project is the first step toward repairing and improving the drainage in the area.   The remaining steps include repair of the Fort Johnson sidewalk by Charleston County public works and improvement of the drainage ditch along Eaglewood Retreat by City of Charleston public works.

 

 

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, April 8, 2016 9:46:00 AM

Charleston County to hold meeting to discuss construction for Folly Road and Camp Road Intersection on James Island 

News Release                                                                                          April 8, 2016

                                                                                                                  Release Number: 4024

MEDIA CONTACT
Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/folly_camp

Charleston County to hold meeting to discuss construction for Folly Road and Camp Road intersection on James Island

 

Charleston County will hold a community meeting April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fort Johnson Middle School to provide information to the public on the upcoming construction phases of the Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements project on James Island.

 

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the community meeting to learn about phases of construction and hear from the project team. There is no formal presentation and the meeting will be an open house format.

 

Date:                Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time:                6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Open House

Location:          Ft. Johnson Middle School, 1825 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

 

Individuals who are unavailable to attend the community meeting can attend an online meeting between April 8 and April 21 at their convenience by visiting www.follyatcamp.com.

 

The Folly Road at Camp Road Intersection Improvements Project on James Island involves improvements to Folly Road from about 1,000 feet south of Camp Road to the intersection with Eugene Gibbs Street and Rivers Point Row, and improvements to Camp Road from West Madison Avenue to Oyster Point Row. Improvements will relieve traffic congestion and localized flooding by adding turn lanes and upsizing drainage pipes. Bike lanes and sidewalks will also be added.

 

Much of the construction will take place during the night hours to ensure minimal interruptions to surrounding businesses and residents. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.

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Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, April 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Great American Cleanup 

Posted by Robin Sanders Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:45:00 PM

Folly and Camp Report 

Folly Road work to repair the degraded pavement was completed Thursday night and traffic signals were restored to their regular timing.   On Monday night Banks will need to close lanes to place reflective permanent markers which will complete phase 1 work.  They will return to the site on April 18th to start phase 2 as planned.

Also, details are being finalized for two public meetings (one for businesses and one for residents); they are currently scheduled to be held April 14th and notices will go out about a week before the meetings.  

Posted by Bill Friday, March 25, 2016 6:56:00 PM
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