Morgan County 911                         

Serving the citizens of Morgan County,AL

Illustration of buildings  





Contact us by mail:


4216 Highway 31 South

Decatur, AL 35603

Click on picture for directions


Contact us by phone:


Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm    

Telephone:  256-552-0911      

Fax:   256-351-4840      

Operations/ Communications

Hours of Operation
24 Hours/ 365 days a year
Telephone: (Non-Emergency)

Fax:  256-560-2998


Public Education

Are interested in having someone from MCEMCD  911 speak at your school or community event?

  Click on picture for a listing of all our programs for school and community events






Contact us by email:

Director :   Ryan Welty,  ENP

Operations Manager :  Kelly Armor,  ENP

Administrative Assistant :  Victoria Chaney

GIS / Database Manager :   Tami Hamby

Accounting / Human Resource Officer :   Tammy Benton

Systems Analyst :  Jamey Wright,  ENP

Systems Specialist :  Terry Johnson

Red Shift Day Supervisor :    Traci DeWeese

Black Shift Day Supervisor :  Danny Lawson

Red Shift Night Supervisor :  Tyler Burns

Black Shift Night Supervisor :  Brie Livingston


How 911 Was Born

The idea for 911 first came about in 1957, when the National Association of Fire Chiefs wanted to establish a nationwide number for people to use to report fires. Over the next decade, various associations, recommendations and congressional debates determined that a single number for reporting all emergencies made more sense than having a different number for each type of emergency. It would be too hard to remember in an instant and so would defeat the purpose. The system's creators choose "9-1-1" for a few of reasons: It's short, it's easy to remember and it was not yet assigned as an area code or any other telephone-related number.

Haleyville, Alabama set up the first 9-1-1 system in the country in 1968.


Julia Layton.  "How 9-1-1 Works".  July 12, 2006  (March 13, 2007)