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Those who wish to express their good-natured thoughts by way of a phone call may want to avoid what Pahrump resident Michael Murphy is alleged to have done this month.
FARMINGTON – Tuesday, the county commissioners approved the hire of Brad Timberlake as the communications director at the Franklin County Regional Communications Center.
Timberlake, 37, lives in Jay with his family. He has been in public safety since 2002, starting as a volunteer firefighter. He attended college for fire science and then worked in the Jay Police Department dispatch center before it was regionalized. He has worked law enforcement patrol in Jay and Livermore Falls, and part-time patrol in multiple agencies overlapping with full-time jobs at Franklin and Somerset Dispatch Centers.
He spent two years at Franklin Dispatch, following eight years at Somerset County Dispatch, where he started as a dispatcher and was promoted to dispatch supervisor after three months.
September marked Timberlake’s five years as a dispatch supervisor at the Lewiston-Auburn 911 center, which is reported to be the third busiest 911 communications center in the state of Maine, based on average call volume.
Timberlake has 16 years total experience in dispatch and 12 years as a dispatch supervisor, along with a total of 14 years in law enforcement patrol.
Commissioner Bob Carlton sat in on one of the interviews with Timberlake and stated Tuesday that he was very impressed. The commissioners unanimously approved the hire.
Timberlake will start the job December 5, 2022.
As Hurricane Ian swept across the beachfront towns of southwest Florida, when panicked callers to 911 reported they were crouched in attics or standing in high water and fearful they would drown as floodwaters rose, Christine Hodges was a reassuring voice on the other...
MSD safety commission: Broward Sheriff should takeover “dysfunctional” county 911 dispatch system (FL)
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission is asking Broward County to give up full control of 911 operations to the sheriff's office.
Some experts worry that expanding access, without proper education, could increase the number of calls to an already burdened system. By adding satellite SOS to its newest phones, Apple is taking what was a niche safety feature and offering it to millions of iPhone 14...
The plan would use more than $20 million of Cobb’s ARPA allocation to adjust salaries, implement recruitment and retention incentives, and raise the entry-level pay. The entry-level pay for E911 dispatchers would go from $41,500 to just over $43,000.
BILLINGS - The City of Billings/Yellowstone County Emergency Communications Center will begin encrypting all City law enforcement radio communications for the safety of officers and security of sensitive information. This change, set to take place on Nov. 15, 2022,...
A City of Victoria video project documenting a young cancer patient’s visit to Victoria won the top award at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors conference Nov. 3-4 in McAllen.
Being a sheriff’s office emergency communications officer (dispatcher) handling the 911 calls, dispatching for all the first responders in Boundary County including law enforcement, fire and ambulance is both a challenging and rewarding career. READ FULL ARTICLE
(Nov. 10, 2022) The City of Reno and Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) announce the official transition to a new consolidated dispatch services agreement that will lead to faster emergency response times at Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Reno-Stead Airport....
The Jersey City Council rejected a resolution to evaluate issues and present possible solutions regarding the city’s 911 dispatch at last night’s meeting.
Zach is a dispatch supervisor in Tompkins County’s Emergency Communications Center and was recently named the 2022 Dispatcher of the Year by the APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) Atlantic Chapter. He was presented with the award this past...
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Selects Partner to Support Deployment of Next Generation 911
On September 1, the state of Pennsylvania awarded Mission Critical Partners (MCP) a contract to support the deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911) service statewide. NG911 service will propel the state into a new age of emergency communications for generations to...
Leesburg, VA (November 7, 2022) – The Leesburg Police Department Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has implemented the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), an alarm response program improving 9-1-1 response times by eliminating miscommunications and reducing...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s not brand new technology, but it’s one that could help save your life minutes matter. The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center has been utilizing a program that helps find your precise location and quickly shares it with...
PRESS RELEASE Today, Commerce Secretary Raimondo announced the appointment of Renee Gordon to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). The following statement is from FirstNet Authority Board Chairman Stephen Benjamin on the...
Emergency Communications Center Members Presented with Two Awards Through APCO-Atlantic Chapter (MA)
HOLBROOK — Director Steve Hooke is pleased to announce that members of the Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center were presented with two awards from the Atlantic Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications READ FULL ARTICLE
ITHACA, N.Y. – A member of the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response is honored. Dispatch Supervisor in Tompkins County’s Emergency Communications Center Zachary Guidi was named the 2022 Dispatcher of the Year this week by the Association of Public Safety...
WAILUKU - Oftentimes when people call 911, they are not in a safe place to talk. That’s why the Maui Police Department has launched new technology this week to help bridge that gap.
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911 dispatcher calls Chicago a place that ‘caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent’ [VIDEO] (IL)
By Mike De Felice Special to Bainbridge Island Review It’s 2 a.m. and a police officer has pulled over a driver on an isolated rural road on suspicion of driving under the influence. The officer calls for back-up before approaching the vehicle, but emergency dispatch...
In your day-to-day work life, have you ever stopped to wonder why you continue to come in to work every day? Why the PSAP life? More specifically, why you are an emergency services telecommunicator? Bills, boredom, family to support, or just getting out of the house?...
Please Support Local Advertisers On September 20, 2021, the Ipswich Select Board voted unanimously to reject joining the North Shore Regional 911 center which would have closed our local 911 Communications Center. We understand it is the job of the Town Manager and...
To the Editor,Did you know Brown County has 279 emergency responder positions filled? Did you know that in addition to community fire departments, police departments, dispatch, the sheriff’s department and our county wide ambulance service, we also have a mounted search and rescue team (which uses horses & riders to search off the beaten path during an emergency) and Squad 48 (which extract people from vehicle accidents & other emergencies requiring special equipment)?The men and women doing these jobs are not doing it for fame and fortune. They are doing it because they feel called to serve and protect their community…to make it a better and safer place for themselves, their families and ALL of us.BCLA was privileged to honor Brown County’s 279 emergency responders on Patriot Day – Saturday, September 11, 2021. On a day filled with much emotion – the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – we remembered those that gave the ultimate sacrifice at the World Trade Center in New York City. Then we said thank you to our Brown County First Responders because we never know when that opportunity could be taken from us.THANK YOU to the almost 200 people who participated in the procession and ceremony and another approximately 70 people who took advantage of the World Trade Center Virtual Tour at Arrow Twin Theatre. If you were unable to attend Saturday’s events, we encourage you to take a moment, pick a specific emergency responder &/or a department and send a handwritten thank you to them. Brown County departments honored on Saturday included:Everest Fire DepartmentFairview Fire DepartmentHiawatha Fire DepartmentRescue Squad 48 & Town & Country EMSHorton Fire DepartmentIoway Tribal Fire DepartmentKickapoo Tribal Fire DepartmentMorrill Fire DepartmentPowhattan Fire DepartmentRobinson Fire DepartmentBrown County Sheriff, Dispatchers & Mounted Search & RescueHiawatha PoliceHorton Police & DispatchersIoway Tribal Law EnforcementKickapoo Tribal Law EnforcementReginal Highway TroopersSac & Fox Tribal Law EnforcementIf you were unable to see the Virtual Tour we invite you to visit this link so you can watch from home. The link will be active through Sunday, September 19. https://www.911memorial.org/demand-tours PASSWORD: NC9DNVWe also want to give a BIG THANK YOU to the other groups and individuals who helped make these Patriot Day events possible:Lingling (Rachel) Zhang, Arrow Twin TheatreLynn Allen, Brown County Historical SocietyWilliam Geisendorf, Hiawatha Family DentistryBrad Unruh & Monte Unruh, Jackrabbit CoffeeLauren Lock, McDonald’sMatt Bartlett, SonicJoan Stoller, American Heritage Girls Troop #KS2315Laura Hooper, Scout Troop #313Matthew Leahy, Hiawatha High ArtKarie Covert, Hiawatha Middle ArtMike Dunaway, Zion Lutheran ChurchRichard Lehmkuhl, Eternal HopeSteve Stoller, Sabetha Thrivent FinancialSpencer Madison, vocalistSarah Kleopfer, vocalistJudy Bruning, pianistJoey May, Hiawatha WorldHorton HeadlightHiawatha Kiwanis ClubBrown County CommissionersHiawatha City CommissionersBrown County Home GuardBlake Ezra Burton Memorial FundSubmitted by: Brown County Liberty Alliance – Patriot Day CommitteeJerry & Jeanette AllerStuart & Amanda AllerLucas & Kendra HeinenBrian & Annette Hoskins
Candace Baker, a New York Police dispatcher on Sept. 11, 2001 who spent the whole day taking missing persons calls, tells Newsmax that Americans need to return to the sense of unity and compassion that united them in the days following the terrorist attacks...
Gloria is the mayor of San Diego and lives in Mission Hills. Fletcher is chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and lives in City Heights. Not all emergencies are alike. Police officers respond to crimes. Firefighters respond to fires. Paramedics respond...
This is the first installment in a series of fictional dramatizations about the trials and tribulations of a public safety telecommunicator. The story is fictional, but the circumstances are real for many employed in public safety communications.
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