FirstNet expands, advances public safety communications capabilities statewide (MD)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s first responders are getting a boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide.

The new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety.

“I am excited to see FirstNet expanding coverage and tower sites in the state of Maryland,” said Pete Landon, director of Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security…

Kansas Works Veterans Jobs – 911 Dispatcher in Salina, Kansas, United States (KS)

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11233646 *911 DISPATCHER*City of Salina, KansasPolice Department*Apply:* Submit an application for employment directly with the City of Salina at https://jobs.salina-ks.gov*Duties:* Responsible for dispatching all police, sheriff, fire, & ambulance operations in the city & county; operates a two-way communications system; monitors a computerized emergency system; types a variety of data into a computerized database.*Education:* High school diploma or G.E.D. Experience…

‘Scariest I’ve been in my entire life’; 911 dispatcher helps dad deliver son over phone (VA)

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WSET) — A Franklin County dispatcher now has a close bond with a family after she helped deliver a baby boy over the phone.

Connor came into the world nine days early on June 20 at the surprise of his parents, Ashley and Anthony Hodges. Thanks to Jennifer Creighton, a 911 dispatcher for Franklin County, the Hodges, who had no medical help, were able to delivery baby Connor with her guide.

In the 911 call, you can hear how the daring little guy wanted out fast…

City endorses 911 upgrades (ID)

PAYETTE – At its regular meeting on July 6, the Payette City Council addressed a letter penned by Mayor Jeff Williams to the Idaho Public Safety Communications Commission, to endorse a grant application to fund upgrades of Payette County’s 911 system.

The letter reads as follows:

“The City of Payette endorses the FY2021 Dedicated Enhanced Emergency Communication Combined Grant Fee Fund Application submitted by the Payette and Washington County PSAP together to provide an upgrade to their E9-1-1 equipment…

Rochester Emergency Communications Department Seeks Re-Accreditation, Invites Public Comment (NY)

The Emergency Communications Department (ECD), under the direction of Director Michael J. Cerretto, is an accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The ECD is scheduled for a virtual site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation by verifying that it meets professional standards.

Assessors will be examining all aspects of the Department’s policy and procedures; administration, operations, training, direction and authority, organization, critical incidents and homeland security…