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Toledo Fire & Rescue calls increased (OH)

TFRDPvt. Sterling Rahe says that you can reduce the burden by asking yourself if you are really dealing with an emergency before calling 911. Toledo, Ohio — Toledo Fire Rescue Department Is dealing with a significant increase in telephones and is having a major impact...

Longtime N’West Iowa EMS workers honored (IA)

ORANGE CITY—Two N’West Iowa emergency medical services personnel who each have more than two decades of experience in the field were recently recognized for their outstanding work. Seventy-year-old Aiko Kamies of Boyden was inducted into the Iowa Emergency Medical...

KITTCOM rolls out text-to-911 feature Wednesday (WA)

Kittitas County residents will have an entirely new way to summon first responders beginning Wednesday. KITTCOM is rolling out its text-to-911 service after months of preparations. The service will allow certain demographics, including the hearing impaired to make...

Fairhaven PD unveils Sully’s dispatch center (MA)

This plaque hangs in the foyer of the Fairhaven Police Department, where all who enter can see the smiling face of Michael A. “Sully” Sullivan, and read his story and the reasons the dispatch center was named after him. Photo by Beth David. By Beth David, Editor By...

Dispatchers get tech to pinpoint 911 callers (CA)

SAN BERNARDINO — The communications center that runs the dispatch for San Bernardino County Fire Department and handles all 911 calls for fire or emergency medical services is working with new partners and technology to accurately track cellphones during 911 calls....

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