Bamberg County covers 395 square miles of rural area in southwestern South Carolina and has a population of about 16,000. Its E-911 Emergency Services department is located in the city of Bamberg and serves as the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Bamberg County. Services are provided for the Bamberg County Sheriffs Office, four municipal police agencies, nine fire departments and the Bamberg County Rescue Squad, Inc.
Sharon Hammond is Emergency Services Director for Bamberg County E-911. Among her many responsibilities is making sure calls to 911 are handled promptly and professionally, and that information is routed to the appropriate first responders. To Bamberg County E-911, its phone system is literally a lifeline.
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