Local EMS head named KY 911 Director of the year

Local EMS head named KY 911 Director of the year

Hardin County E-911 Director Mike Leo has been named the Kentucky 911 Director of the Year.

Leo was presented the award in Louisville during this year’s KEMA/KENA-APCO Banquet.

Leo was nominated for the award by Hardin County 911 employee Anthony Coffey. In his submission, which was reported by the Meade County Messenger, Coffey said, “As a director he (Leo) has gone above to ensure that we not only operate at the highest level, but that we, the people underneath him, are taken care of in every way possible. …”

Having worked in the public safety field for 26 years, Leo said he was honored by the award, but at the same time, he doesn’t do what he does for recognition…

EMERGENCY SERVICES NEEDLESSLY TIED UP ON PRANK 911 CALL (MA)

On Friday at 05:15 officers from District B-2 responded to Ceylon Street for reports of a person stabbed in the eye. Boston Police and Boston EMS arrived to find a party dispersing and nobody stabbed in the eye. Officers spoke with the young man that owned the phone, who said someone “borrowed his phone and prank called 911”.

A blatant waste of vital services, a violation of MA General Law – Part IV, Title I, Chapter 269, Section 14B: (a) Whoever willfully and maliciously communicates with a PSAP, or causes a communication to be made to a PSAP, which communication transmits information which the person knows or has reason to know is false and which results in the dispatch of emergency services to a nonexistent emergency or to the wrong location of an actual emergency… READ MORE

Astoria dispatch temporarily moving to Seaside (OR)

Sep. 27—Short on staff for nearly two years, Astoria’s emergency dispatch center will temporarily move operations to Seaside in October.

The dispatch center has been running with only a handful of dispatchers since early 2020, a situation that has required staff to shoulder a significant amount of overtime each month and that Astoria Police Chief Geoff Spalding said is undesirable and unsustainable. Meanwhile, the Seaside Dispatch Center has been fully staffed for a while for the first time in more than a decade.

Over the past year, Seaside dispatchers have traveled north to help out in Astoria, but the new agreement between the two cities will place Astoria’s four dispatchers in the Seaside office until four new hires can be fully trained. The arrangement could last as long as six months…

Douglas County Sheriff planning to add a new 911 operating system in October (MO)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – Douglas County Sheriff will add a new 911 operating system in late October.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is also adding new 911 dispatchers to the team with openings rght now.

Douglas County Sheriff, Chris Degase, said this operating system is much-needed.

“I think Douglas County is one of the few counties still left that doesn’t have 911,” said Degase. “Towards the end of October, we would be implementing the first phase of it, which would be we’d be able to locate cell phone calls.” … READ MORE

Accidental 9-1-1 calls becoming an issue in Oklahoma

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) – > Thanks to the invention of cell phones a 9-1-1 call can be placed practically anywhere. But as that technology has advanced and made contact emergency services easier, it has created an unexpected technical issue.

According to Oklahoma State 9-1-1 coordinator Lance Terry, cell phones have been a huge help for dispatchers.

But as new advantages have arrived, issues have come with them.

“Now we get 50 9-1-1 calls from one accident scene which is great because we can pinpoint it and get closer to it,” Terry said. “The problem is that over the last 10 years we’ve had a real problem with accidental 911 calls.” … READ MORE

Texarkana and Bowie County law enforcement investing in communications system that will finally let them ‘talk to each other’ (AR)

TEXARKANA — The purchase of a new dispatch, records and jail management computer systems for the Bi-State Justice Building should streamline information for law enforcement.

Both Texarkanas and Bowie County are buying the system jointly. The goal is to integrate functions among police and the Sheriff’s Office in the Bi-state Justice Building.

The Texas-side agencies have used one system, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department uses another, and all systems in use are nearing or beyond their expected functional lifespans, said Doug Avery with the TAPD’s Central Records and Communications Department…