About the District



Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District (C911CD) is the sole public safety 9-1-1 answering point and dispatch center for all public safety agencies based in Columbia County, Oregon. The District also serves small adjacent portions of Clatsop and Multnomah Counties. The District is an Oregon special district formed under Oregon Revised Statutes Chapters 198 and 403. The District is governed by a Board of Directors elected from five geographic zones within Columbia County. The Directors serve at large and select their President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board governs with the participation of a statutory Advisory Committee consisting of appointed executives from each law enforcement, emergency medical, emergency planning and fire service based in the county. The Board appoints five citizen members to the annual Budget Committee.

The Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District provides 9-1-1 call-taking, dispatching and non-emergency communications services for seven law enforcement agencies and five fire districts – including emergency medical dispatch for four fire district owned ambulance services and one private ambulance. In addition, the District provides a variety of communications support activities for several other public and private entities in the county. The District owns and maintains the dispatch center facilities and the county-wide public safety communications system, including the narrowband Very High Frequency (VHF) 8 channel simulcast voice radio system, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) mobile data system, the microwave backbone and associated remote facilities.

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