Mercer County Commission approves ‘first responder’ classification for 911 dispatchers (WV)

PRINCETON — When someone calls 911 in an emergency, the first responder to that call is an emergency public safety telecommunicator.

However, those telecommunicators still don’t fall under the official classification of a “first responder.”

That is a situation county leaders in Mercer County and across the state are trying to change.

During the Mercer County Commission meeting Tuesday night, commissioners approved a resolution proclaiming…

Raleigh 911 dispatcher indicted in NY federal bribery scheme (NC)

RALEIGH (WTVD) — A City of Raleigh 911 dispatcher resigned after being arrested by federal agents and indicted in an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York.

According to a recent news release the FBI investigated a New York man who “masterminded a brazen scheme that involved bribing 911 operators, medical personnel, and police officers for the confidential information of tens of thousands of motor vehicle accident victims.”

The release claims that Anthony Rose….”

2020 budget on quorum committees agenda (AR)

Committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court on Tuesday will consider a nearly $27.5 million 2020 budget when they meet at 5:30 p.m.

The proposed budget calls for $8.275 million in the 2020 County General Fund and another $19.160 million in miscellaneous funds.

Looking at some specifics in the County General Fund, he 2020 budget calls for spending $617.423.20 by the County Judge’s Office, with more than half that devoted to salaries and benefits. The county clerk’s budget… READ MORE

City Manager’s Newsletter: Garage update, road construction, Beaver Meadow sale and more (NH)

[…]Fire department communication center makeover

The Fire Department Communications Center is replacing its 1960s/’70s-era consoles with updated equipment. The old consoles have been removed and the main floor of the Communications Center has been cleared of all but one work station for the installation of the new equipment, which will begin this week. On-duty dispatchers are working from the supervisor’s office and will relocate to the Lakes Region Center in Laconia…READ MORE

County Supervisors Approve Property Payment on Judicial Center (NE)

CUSTER COUNTY—One of two interest payments on a county property was approved by the Custer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning. A bond payment of the judicial center was approved in the amount of $30,351.25. Deputy Treasurer Lana Moran said two interest payments and one principal payment are made each year on the property and a payment schedule is currently outlined through the year 2030.

No tax list corrections were presented during Tuesday’s regular meeting and the board approved middle of the month claims… READ MORE

Cincinnati Making Progress On Emergency Communications Staffing (OH)

Cincinnati officials say they’ve shaved five weeks off the time it takes to hire call takers and dispatchers for the city’s emergency communications center (ECC). But the process from someone applying to actually getting a job still takes 14 weeks.  It used to be 19 weeks.

Right now the center is 20 people short. That includes vacancies for three supervisors … READ MORE