The Bannock County Emergency Communications Center currently consists of seven full time, highly trained, and experienced dispatchers. The 911 Administrator is Capt. Kevin Fonnesbeck, who also supervises the Driver’s License Bureau.
Our center is responsible for all 911 calls outside the city limits of Chubbuck and Pocatello in the Bannock County area. We dispatch for several volunteer fire departments including, Pocatello Valley, Inkom, McCammon, Lava, Arimo and Downey Fire Districts. Additionally, we provide emergency communications for the Bannock County Search and Rescue Unit, and the Inkom Police Department. We also provide services as needed to several other agencies such as the U. S. Forest Service, BLM, U. S. Marshals, Misdemeanor Probation, and Juvenile Probation, to name just a few. Generally, we handle about 70,000 to 120,000 calls per year, which would include approximately 3,000 to 6,000 E-911 calls.
The Bannock County E-911 Center handles calls for service for law and fire, but we have a county-wide EMS system which is administered by Pocatello dispatch; so when we receive any calls for medical assistance, the call is immediately transferred to Pocatello dispatch. If possible we try to stay on line to determine if a Bannock County Deputy needs to assist with the call. Additionally, any calls for fires north of Pocatello are immediately transferred to Chubbuck dispatch, since they provide dispatch services for the Chubbuck Fire District. We also route calls to the Idaho State Police and other agencies when we receive calls within their jurisdiction and expertise.
Capt. Sanders invites any feedback you may have for the Bannock County Sheriff's Office E-911 communications services by Emailing Him.