Minocqua Police Chief Looks To Reorganize 9-1-1 Center (WI)

MINOCQUA – The Minocqua Police Department will soon have to replace three positions in its 24/7-dispatch center. Its police chief says now is the time to make some staffing changes.

Current staffing levels call for four full-timers and four part-timers. While all full-time positions are filled, they have only two part-timers on board, with a third person being trained for part-time work. “Something has to change,” Police Chief David Jaeger told the town board recently… READ MORE

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…

Another levy request proposed to help 911 Center (MT)

When Flathead County voters go to the polls in November, they likely will once again be asked to consider a mill levy to help fund the Flathead Emergency Communications Center, six years after the last such effort came up short.

The county commissioners will vote at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday on a resolution that would place the creation of a special district for the 911 dispatch center on the Nov. 3 general election ballot… READ MORE

‘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…