DILG exec lauds Legazpi City’s 911 command center (Phillipines)

LEGAZPI CITY — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Operation Epimaco Densing III on Friday lauded the set-up of all closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and other response equipment of the Legazpi City 911 Command Center.

Densing visited the 911 office as part of the evaluation in preparation for the full operation of the command center, the first in Bicol… READ MORE

AT&T Completes 1,000 Network Upgrades in Miami Market

AT&T is ringing in the new year with the completion of more than 2,500 upgrades to its Florida wireless network in 2019 – including nearly 1,000 in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The upgrades in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties include:

  • More than 600 capacity adds to cell sites to accommodate more network traffic
  • Three new cell sites in Weston, Cutler Ridge and Florida City
  • Deployment of small cells to densify our network and provide additional coverage… READ MORE

Ambulance District board approves purchase of new unit (MO)

Members of the Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District board have approved the purchase of a 2020 Braun ambulance, with an expected arrival in 180 days.

The new unit, which cost $195,093, has been ordered from Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles, which also won the bid for the 2019 unit purchased last year.

[…] Dispatching services, a contract awarded to Barry County E-911 in October 2019, is still on hold. Until a cost-effective tower can be located to install a repeater station … READ MORE

Contract versus hometown policing (MI)

Fenton — Most municipalities in Genesee County have their own police department. Fenton Township is the only community locally that contracts with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, and there are benefits and disadvantages to both.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office contracts with 11 municipalities and organizations for police coverage. One of the main reasons why municipalities choose this route is finances…

Major upgrades coming to Marathon County dispatch center (WI)

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — The Marathon County 911 dispatch center is adding four new positions to increase their total number of dispatchers to twelve. A number of other technical upgrades include the transition to 911 Next Generation and the addition of a radio console which will open up a second radio channel to law enforcement and first responders in the county.

The center is in the process of being remodeled with new consoles and equipment… READ MORE

Raleigh 911 Operators to Receive Training at Public Safety Education Campus (NC)

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 16, 2019) – 911 operators who work for the City of Raleigh are now receiving training at Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus.

The 480-hour training program will be taught in two 12-week courses from January until April.

The comprehensive curriculum teaches students how to dispatch fire, emergency medical and police calls as well as handle radio communications with first responders. In addition, students will train on state-of-the-art simulators… READ MORE