Parishes throughout Tipperary will begin signing up for a new GPS (Global Positioning System) system over the next few months.
This system will enable the emergency services to locate exactly where they need to go when an emergency call is made.
Imelda Goldsboro, local Fianna Fail candidate for the Carrick/Fethard Electoral area is pleased to announce that Ballingarry will be one of the first villages to introduce the GPS system in South Tipperary.
This service will be provided to every house in the parish. Each house that signs up will be allocated a house number which will be then provided to all emergency services. When implemented, and when you contact any emergency service, all you will need to do is give them your house number. No directions will be necessary as they can pin point your exact location through the GPS system.
As the GPS mapping initiative is funded by South Tipperary Development Company (STDC) and will be at no cost to any household, Imelda has indicated that the following parishes will be introducing this system in the near future Gortnahoe, Killenaule, Drangan, Mullinahone and Ballinure.
This system will eliminate any time delays and will prove to be very beneficial when you require the use of any emergency service. Each household must supply a signature and address in order to be put on the GPS mapping initiative so it is very important that a member from each household attends the upcoming meeting in Ballingarry to sign up for the system and become part of this initiative.
The Community Text Alert system which was set up in a number of parishes in Tipperary last year through Muintir Na Tíre and An Garda Síochána will benefit hugely from the new GPS mapping initiative.
If you are interested in availing of the system please come along to Ballingarry Community Centre this Thursday night at 8.30pm, January 30th.