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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...

Why doesn’t Israel have emergency dispatchers? (Isreal)

There have been several laws unsuccessfully proposed to found a single, unified rescue body; many argue that it could have rescued the young couple who drowned in a stuck elevator on January 4. After two people drowned in a flooded elevator during a disastrous storm...

Fire forces ambulance dispatchers to evacuate (Canada)

Frontenac Paramedics assisted their Kingston Central Ambulance Communications Centre dispatchers alongside Kingston Fire and Rescue after a fire was discovered in the garage of their building early Thursday morning. The dispatchers and the rest of the occupants of...

Dispatcher talked Berlin caller through CPR (MA)

BERLIN - A dispatcher with the Nashoba Valley Dispatch Center is being credited with helping talk a caller through lifesaving measures until medical help could arrive. On Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6:51 p.m., Dispatcher Danielle Haas received a 911 hang-up call. When she...

Adams County 9-1-1 Board looks at future funding needs (IL)

When You have an emergency, medical or otherwise, you call 9-1-1 for help. Funding to make that happen may be something you take for granted and local officials are looking at funding to keep a local 9-1-1 center here in Adams County viable. Wednesday night, the Joint...

Local dispatchers win state award (FL)

TAMPA — Two members of the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office received statewide recognition this week. At the Florida Sheriffs Association Winter Conference, Public Safety Telecommunicators Brittany Wheeler and Taylor McCathern of the SCSO were named the 2020...

Firefighters build wheelchair ramp for dispatcher (OK)

TULSA, Okla. — A group of Tulsa firefighters are going beyond the call of duty. A crew decided to build one of their fire dispatchers a wheelchair ramp after she had part of her leg amputated following a car crash last year. Firefighters say she had steps by her front...

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