Lawrence County Dispatch presented a 911 Education Program to all of the preschools/ Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Sloan Hendrix, and Hillcrest in the county along with Brad Head start and Live, Learn, Laugh day care in Hoxie.
A total of 320 children attended the presentations. Dispatchers discussed 911 and when to call 911 in an emergency. The children also learned the importance of learning their address. Lawrence County Dispatcher Paige Vanbrook spoke to the children about how not to hang up if they call by accident, to stay on the phone and just let the dispatcher know it was an accident.
This is the first time Lawrence County Dispatch Â 911 has been taught in the schools. Â Dispatch plans on making this a yearly event and will be putting on a Kindergarten 911 program after the first of the year