About Us - Dispatch


Mike Thompson, Supervisor

- Dispatch Supervisor and Assistant 911 Director since 1997.
- Worked as dispatcher, EMT, and paramedic for Putnam County EMS, since in 1980.
- Certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator, Emergency Medical Dispatcher and Paramedic 



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Phillip Harris 

- Dispatcher for Putnam County EMS since 1980 which pre-dates 911 services 
- Was a dispatcher for two different EMS operators starting in 1974
- Certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator and EMD 
- Is a Dispatch Training Officer 



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Susan Allen 

- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 1991
- Certified Emergency Telecommunicator and EMD 

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Penny Foister 

- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 2002.
- Worked as dispatcher, EMT and Paramedic for Putnam County EMS beginning in 1992
- Certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator, EMD and PST Instructor 
- Certified as a Communication Training Officer 

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Kristi Ellis

- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 1998. 
- Worked as a dispatcher for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department prior to 1998
- Certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator and EMD Dispatcher. 

 
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Karla Beaty
 
- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 2002
- Certified Emergency Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher  


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Jason Bohannon

- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 2004
- Volunteer with the Putnam County Rescue Squad
- Certified Emergency Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher. 

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Kelly Ann Keller

- Dispatcher for Putnam County 911 since 2006
- Worked for Knox County 911 for 14 years
- Certified Emergency Telecommunicator, Emergency Medical Dispatcher and EMT