Arkansas River Trail Adds 'Emergency Medallions'

Sep 8, 2014

Signs are being placed on the Arkansas River Trail in central Arkansas to help emergency responders find people need help while on the trail.

The Arkansas River Trail Task Force says the "emergency medallions" will include a set of initials and numbers that are coded to longitude and latitude coordinates.

Callers can tell 911 dispatchers the initials and numbers to indicate their location on the trail.

Over 100 medallions will be installed along the Arkansas River Trail loop in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County.

The task force says other trails are expected to participate in the emergency medallion program in the future.

The Arkansas River Trail travels on both sides of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock and Little Rock and reaches Pinnacle Mountain State Park.