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OR AMR Dispatcher Loses ‘Courageous’ Battle with COVID-19

Matt Brown will be remembered for his humor, friendship and professionalism, AMR Multnomah and Clackamas Counties said in a Facebook post.
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Amid 911 Delays, St. Louis Mayor Launches Plan to Combine Fire, Police Dispatch Centers

The city aims to move its fire department 911 dispatchers to the police department's downtown call center by October.
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Are Private 911 Apps the Future of Communications?

A San Diego-based company is positioning its new app as a way to help take pressure off hardworking emergency dispatchers.
Seminole County emergency vehicles.

Seminole County (FL) Fire Chief Asks Public to Limit 911 Use

High call volumes and transports because of COVID-19 has put ambulance availability “below acceptable levels.”
In this photo taken March 15, 2018, a dispatcher works at a desk station with a variety of screens used by those who take 911 emergency calls in Roswell, Ga. The Roswell call center is one of the few in the United States that accepts text messages. This year is the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call placed in the United States and authorities say it is in desperate need to have its technology modernized.

New 911 Plan Saves Money in IN Communities, Makes Libraries, Towns Pay

The dedicated funding stream for a 911 center would be set up by diverting income tax money that goes to a wide range of public bodies.

Pulsara Calling Enables New Logistics and Communication Interactions With Group Video Conferencing

This upgrade includes the ability to add multiple team members as needed across organizations and adds overall improved usability.

911 Callers Urge Help for Hockey Player Killed by Fireworks

A caller said Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was “getting ready to go into convulsions” after he was struck by fireworks.
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New 911 Dispatch Center Settles into Old Jail Quarters in Porter County (IN)

The old jail building was sold, then repurchased by the county when the commissioners began evaluating space needs several years ago.
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Telemedicine Framework for EMS and 911

The new resource provides opportunities to leverage telemedicine to deliver high-quality and cost-efficient care.
A firefighter from the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron, listens to a walkie-talkie during an exercise at RAF Molesworth, England, Sept. 23, 2020.

Public Access to Honolulu (HI) Police and Fire Scanners to End

The public's long-standing access to routine radio communications by Honolulu police and firefighters is coming to an end.