FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, IL…State Representative Mike Coffey (R-Springfield) has been appointed to the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board. He will assist other board members with providing recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on ways to improve 9-1-1 services throughout the state of Illinois.
“I’m honored to join a great group of board members to ensure Illinois residents receive the best possible emergency services in the 95th District and across Illinois,” said Rep.Coffey. “Emergency response starts with a 9-1-1 call, and then the first responders receive information before they arrive to the scene. This advisory board takes community safety seriously and if we can help make improvements to our emergency system, it will only benefit residents and first responders.”
House Republican Leader Tony McCombie issued the following statement:
“In the Illinois House, Representative Coffey has proven his strong relationships with law enforcement and first responders! He will be a great advocate for first responders on the board and his willingness and leadership will work to improve public safety in our state.”
The Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board consists of twenty-two members. Each member carries a strong background in public safety and have shared priorities to enhance emergency services. The board is working on continued efforts to maintain and improve stable funding, training, and certifications.