The Bannock County Communications Center currently consists of five full time
dispatchers and one part time dispatcher, the supervisor is Capt. V. M. Sanders.
Our center is responsible for all 911 calls outside the city limits of
Chubbuck and Pocatello in the Bannock County area. We dispatch several volunteer
fire departments including, Pocatello Valley, Inkom, McCammon, Lava, Arimo and
Downey, and when necessary, BLM and Forest Service. Bannock County also is
responsible for dispatching Inkom Police Department.
When Bannock County receives 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 officer needs to assist with the call. Any
calls for fires north of Pocatello are immediately transferred to Chubbuck
Bannock County is responsible for dispatching Search and Rescue, they assist
with traffic control during fires and accidents and with any extrication. Search
and Rescue coordinates searches and assists the county in many ways, they also
use the communication center in some instances to keep radio contact with team