County shifting to Smart 911 service Posted in: News On February 15, 2020, Van Zandt County and all the cities within the county will begin using the Smart 911 by RAVE Mobile Safety for emergency alerts and notifications. Use of this Smart 911 system is provided by The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) and will replace our current ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!