Developer of Dade’s First 9-1-1 System Honored by County Commission


The man who set up Dade County’s first 911 system was honored by Dade County Commissioners at their August meeting.

Commissioners approved a proclamation honoring the start of the 9-1-1 system in the United States and Bryan Page, who developed the first 9-1-1 system for Dade County in 1983. County Executive Ted Rumley said the 9-1-1 system was one of the first in the area. In the 37 years since Page established the 9-1-1 system, Dade County has received and handled more than one million 911 calls.

Evan Stone spoke about using the first 9-1-1 system with binders full of phone numbers in the county in numerical order. When someone called they would look up the number in the binder and see the name and address that went with it.

Page is retiring after more than 40 years of service with Trenton Telephone Company.

Pictured at Right are County Executive Ted Rumley and Retiree Bryan Page.