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Hill, originally from Birmingham, came to the Enterprise area via her military husband, now retired SFC Waymond Hill. With a background in broadcast journalism and video production, Hill said serving in a communications job as assistant E-911 coordinator seemed like a natural fit for her.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Lon,” she said. “He’s taught me so much.”
Hill said for Jones and herself, the E-911 system is more than a job. Mapping, addressing and the Geographical Information System are necessary to ensure that help can get to those in need in a timely manner.
“It’s a vital part of everyday life,” she said. “I feel like I’m here to help meet the needs of citizens; it’s nice to feel like I can play a part in saving lives.”
Hill expressed admiration for those in the county who pioneered the system. “Thank you so much for laying the foundation for E-911 in Enterprise,” she told Jones.
Jones had a wealth of telecommunications experience when he came to Enterprise after retiring from Bell Telephone (U.S. West) in 2001. In 2002, he became the first City of Enterprise Enhanced 911 coordinator.
In 1996, Charles Webb, former Coffee County Emergency Management Agency director and longtime E-911 coordinator, along with his wife Gloria, founded the countywide E-911 system, which included everything outside of the Enterprise city limits.