Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) is the sole 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for Obion County, Tennessee. We provide direct dispatch services for all municipal fire departments in Obion County, the volunteer rescue squad, and Baptist Union City EMS. In addition, our office is the official GIS mapping contact for the state, and we are the addressing authority for all rural areas of Obion County and the towns of Rives and Woodland Mills.

911 Services

All dispatchers who receive an initial or transferred 911 call in the state of Tennessee are required to be trained according to T.C.A. § 7-86-205 and the training regulations promulgated by the Tennessee Emergency Community Board. Dispatchers employed by Obion County Emergency Communications Board (E-911) received training beyond these minimum standards.

911 Call Answering

The Obion County 911 dispatch center direct dispatches calls to:

· Baptist Union City EMS

· Hornbeak Fire Department

· Kenton Fire Department

· Obion Fire Department

· Rives Fire Department

· Samburg Fire Department

· South Fulton Fire Department

· Troy Fire Department

· Union City Fire Department

· Obion County Rescue Squad


We also direct dispatch emergency calls to Union City Police Department, and emergency calls for Obion County Sheriff’s Department and surrounding agencies are transferred to their respective dispatch centers.

Emergency Dispatching

Obion County 911 also serves as a 24-hour answering point for alarm companies reporting fire and medical alarms and for calls reported on the non-emergency lines.

Answering Dispatch Lines

Obion County Emergency Communications District is the GIS contact for the state of Tennessee’s TIPS compliance initiative. TIPS has been implemented to ensure that the GIS data for every county across the state meets the statewide standard and matches at the county borders to create a “seamless” statewide mapping layer.

GIS Mapping & Addressing

Physical Address:

426 S. Home St.

Union City, TN 38261


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 866

Union City, TN 38281

To contact us:

In Case of Emergency, Dial 911

Business Phone: 731-885-3316

Fax: 731-885-9455