9-1-1, also written 911, emergency telephone number deputes in 1968 for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite placed the first-ever 9-1-1 call from Haleyville City Hall, to Congressman Tom Bevill, at the city’s police station. Bevill was accompanied by Gallagher and Alabama Public Service Commission director Eugene “Bull” Connor. The phone used to answer the first 9-1-1 call, a bright red model, is now in a museum in Haleyville, while a duplicate phone is still in use at the police station.[11]