MAYOR LIGHTFOOT URGES RESIDENTS TO USE SMART911 TO PROVIDE CRITICAL INFORMATION TO ASSIST FIRST RESPONDERS AMID COVID-19 OUTBREAK (IL)

To better assist first responders responding to emergencies during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) Executive Director Rich Guidice today urged Chicago’s residents to sign up for Smart911, a free, voluntary and secure service that allows individuals and families to provide critical medical information when they call 9-1-1. By creating a Safety Profile that is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, the service allows residents to self-identify to first responders if they … READ MORE

Madisonville PD dispatcher graduates from DCJT (KY)

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/20) — Madisonville Police Department dispatcher Kaleb M. White is among 22 law enforcement dispatchers who graduated Wednesday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 131st telecommunications academy class, which first began in 1999.

The students graduating from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy represent the successful… READ MORE

The role of the public safety telecommunicator in COVID-19 response

When public health emergencies threaten our communities and pose special challenges, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, the first responder family, including law enforcement, fire, EMS and 9-1-1 telecommunicators, must prepare their response.

In addition to their normal daily duties, agencies must prepare, educate and train their first responders on evaluating medically related signs and symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect themselves and others from catching or spreading the coronavirus, and what to do if someone is sick with COVID-19…

Balancing patient privacy and public safety (OR)

EOC plans to request people who test positive for COVID-19 sign waivers to allow release of information to dispatch and law enforcement

The Grant County Health Department plans to ask those who test positive for the new coronavirus to voluntarily share that information with the Emergency Operations Center and the local dispatch so both agencies can track the person and — if law enforcement or first responders are called out to the individual’s residence — warn them to take precautions to keep from contracting the virus…

COPING WITH COVID-19 Best Practices for Fire/EMS

As Fire, EMS and other first responders work around the clock to assess and mitigate the COVID-19 spread nationwide, we stand with you. And we’re here to help.
Join us this Thursday to learn directly from first responders on the front lines about how they’re handling street operations; dealing with potential infections among their own; preparing and sanitizing their stations and equipment; and ensuring they have the technology they need to effectively communicate.

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WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – Noon, PT, Thursday, March 26

TOPICS:

EMS/Fire Street Operations
with Brian Fennessy, Fire Chief
Orange County Fire Authority in California

Human Resource Issues
with Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief
Seattle Fire Department in Washington

Facility & Equipment Issues
with Jim Whitney, Chief Medical Officer
Redmond Fire Department in Washington

Technology Issues & Opportunities
with Dan Munsey, Fire Chief
San Bernardino Fire & EMS in California
and Greg Rubin, Communications Chief,
Miami Dade Fire Rescue

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and FirstNet, Built with AT&T

Coping with COVID-19 Best Practices for L.E.

As law enforcement and other first responders work around the clock to assess and mitigate the COVID-19 spread nationwide, we stand with you. And we’re here to help.


Join us this Friday to learn from other first responders about how they’re handling patient engagement and operations; dealing with potential infections among their own; preparing and sanitizing their stations and equipment; and ensuring they have the technology they need to effectively communicate.

Click here to REGISTER NOW for this FREE Webinar

COPING WITH COVID-19
Best Practices for Law Enforcement
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Pacific Time, Friday, March 27

TOPICS:
Law Enforcement Street Operations
with Col. Patrick Callahan
New Jersey Patrol, New Jersey

Human Resource Issues
with Carmen Best, Police Chief
Seattle Police Department in Washington

Custodial Issues
with Don Barnes, Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Technology Issues & Opportunities
with Todd Early, Assistant Chief/Infrastructure Operations
Texas Department of Public Safety

Presented by FirstNet Authority
and FirstNet, Built with AT&T


PLEASE NOTE: This session will be recorded