Fairfield Police Recognize Department’s 911 Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (CT)

Fairfield Police Recognize Department’s 911 Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (CT)

FAIRFIELD — Chief Robert Kalamaras and the Fairfield Police Department wish to recognize the town’s public safety dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

During the week of April 11-17, public safety agencies take time to reflect on the critical role telecommunications professionals play in supporting first responders. The week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, honors the thousands of men and women across the country who respond to emergency calls, dispatch first responders and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to residents…

‘Stay on the line, I’ll tell you what to do next’

Paying homage to our heroes in headsets during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), the second week of April, is a chance to honor all our wonderful telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. Having been a public safety leader on both sides of the Atlantic, I have had the privilege of watching these cool professionals deliver their essential lifesaving service for two decades, and I am constantly in awe of them…

Alberta RCMP highlights reasons not to call 911 for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (Canada)

In recognition of the hard work of Operational Communications Centres (OCC) during the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from April 11th – 17th, Alberta RCMP will be highlighting some of the interesting 911 calls they have received in the past year.

People are not always aware of what constitutes an emergency.

Our teams work hard behind the scenes 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year to manage incoming calls for service to keep our citizens and communities safe throughout Alberta. Sometimes, it is interesting to review what shouldn’t be done in order to understand what is appropriate to do…

911 Dispatcher Wins Holiday (OH)

911 Dispatcher Wins Holiday (OH)

Wood County, Ohio — Monday is the first day of the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, an event aimed at thanking behind-the-scenes staff to ensure the safety of the public and first responders.

Cpl. Beth Amos, Wayne, Ohio, is a dispatcher for the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in Bowling Green. She and the other three dispatchers at the dispatch center will work as a team to answer 911 calls, dispatch fire departments and EMS, and provide emergency medical care over the phone, including guiding people through CPR…

IU lab wins $8 million award in pursuit of 3D tracking of first responders (IN)

IU lab wins $8 million award in pursuit of 3D tracking of first responders (IN)

Thanks to funding from the Public Safety Communications Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab and its partner, KSM Consulting, will administer a series of competitions for companies, entrepreneurs and students to find the best solution for indoor 3D tracking for first responders.

“Tracking is a huge problem for first responders,” said David Wild, a professor in the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering and director of the lab…