First responders honored at Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet (NC)

Dozens of emergency responders were recognized for outstanding service to their community at the 2021 Iredell County EMS Awards Banquet at the Statesville Civic Center on Wednesday evening.

The banquet is held each year to honor Emergency Medical Services employees, as well as first responders and telecommunicators for excellence in pre-hospital care, education and other special achievements.

EMS Director Blair Richey explained that in the field they work closely with police, firefighters, rescue squad and telecommunicators and said it’s truly a group effort… READ MORE

New executive director oversees changes to emergency group (IN)

New executive director oversees changes to emergency group (IN)

Joel Benz, recently named to the position of executive director of the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, is supervising several changes throughout the agency. Resolving staffing issues and working on improving slow ambulance response times are significant priorities.

Currently, Benz is midway through the process of increasing emergency staff in two ways. Several former ambulance personnel are in the process of returning to work. Meanwhile, he is overseeing a new EMT training program. Over time, an increase in staff is expected to improve ambulance response times…

Archer County 911 dispatchers to get medical training (TX)

Archer County 911 dispatchers to get medical training (TX)

ARCHER COUNTY, Texas (KAUZ) – 911 dispatchers in Archer County will soon be even better equipped to help save lives.

On any given day, they receive anywhere from five to up to even 15 crisis calls, but no matter the call volume, they want to be prepared for anything.

“We get ambulance AMR Transtar from Wichita Falls and then we also get Archer ambulance but if you’re waiting down in Windthorst for AMR to get there that’s a long wait it can take a little while,” Diana Patterson, 911 dispatcher in Archer County…

APCO Seeks Comments on Candidate Standard Managing Operational Overload in the Emergency Communication Center

Alexandria, VA – The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International is seeking comments for the candidate American National Standard (ANS) Managing Operational Overload in the Emergency Communication Center.

The purpose of this standard is to serve as a guide for emergency communications center staff in their preparation for a multitude of events as they create pre-planning and mitigation documents…

Program being offered to help get certified to become 911 dispatcher (VA)

Program being offered to help get certified to become 911 dispatcher (VA)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico Public Safety is offering a program to help students get started as a 9-1-1 dispatcher if you’re looking for a new job.

Students who complete the 40-hour certification class are eligible to apply for a paid internship with the Henrico Police Department. Those who complete both the certification and the internship in its entirety will move forward in the Safety Communications hiring process for the county…

FirstNet Enables Remote Training, Enhanced Mapping Capabilities for Emergency Management in Pennsylvania

Indiana County is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Covering roughly 834 square miles with more than 80,000 residents, Indiana County is home to historic sites, outdoor adventures, and more than 250 cultural events each year.

The Indiana County Emergency Management Agency (ICEMA) is responsible for overseeing emergency management throughout the county. This includes planning, response, recovery, and mitigation of manmade or natural disasters; serving as the hazardous materials response provider for the county; and acting as the technical rescue response component for agencies in the county. ICEMA is also unique in that the agency oversees the county’s 9-1-1 emergency communication operations, coordinating call handling and dispatching for the county’s 24 fire departments, two EMS providers, and five municipal police departments…