MARC Regional 911 System
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) serves as the coordinating agency for the Kansas City Regional 911 System, which handles more than 1.6 million emergency calls each year.
The regional system is coordinated through a number of committees and task force comprised of representatives of local governments. The system is served by 41 public safety answering points (PSAPs) operated by government agencies across the 11-county bistate region.
The major benefit of 911 to citizens and public safety agencies is the amount of time saved by the use of a common emergency phone number. In most cases, 911 personnel receive the phone number and location from which a call is made, saving valuable time that is crucial to successful emergency response.