Hancock told the Floyd County Public Safety Committee he was asked by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to host a presentation at the new Emergency Operations Center.
Only two local EMAs in Georgia were asked to participate in the fellowship program, Hancock said.
In other news:
Hancock announced that the next storm spotter training program will be held on March 25. The training begins at 6 p.m. at the Rome/Floyd Emergency Operations Center, 409 E. 12th St. The class is open to the public. For more information call 706-236-5004 or email Tim Herrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patricia Smith, director of Rome-Floyd 911, said warrants were down slightly for the month of February.
However, there are several false alarm charges that had not been paid in the past few years, she said.
Members of the committee indicated it would be OK for her to take the unpaid fines to magistrate court.
A log of false alarms is kept by 911 administrators. Any false alarms past the third one are subject to fines.
False alarm fees are $35 for the fourth, $65 for the fifth, $100 for the sixth and $125 for the seventh.