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The Wrap-Up

After 39 years in public safety communications and 20 years sitting at a console answering 9-1-1 calls and coordinating police, fire and EMS field units by radio, I’m really retiring. I won’t be adding new material to this Web site or even tending to it. But it will remain for awhile as a potential reference. I’ll be watching my email, but replies will be ...

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Dispatcher Helps Save Pregnant Stabbing Victim

Source: 911 Dispatch

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FCC Fines Telco $100,000 For 9-1-1 Violation

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has finalized a $100,000 fine against a small Oklahoma telephone company for failing to direct 911 calls to a public safety answering point (PSAP), instead sending the calls to a recording that told callers to hang up and dial 9-1-1—again. In an unrelated order (pdf), the FCC also fined Verizon $1 million for a ...

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FCC Fines Telco $100,000 For 9-1-1 Violation

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has finalized a $100,000 fine against a small Oklahoma telephone company for failing to direct 911 calls to a public safety answering point (PSAP), instead sending the calls to a recording that told callers to hang up and dial 9-1-1—again. In an unrelated order (pdf), the FCC also fined Verizon $1 million for a ...

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FCC Denies City’s Rebanding Extension

After suffering through years of delays and interference problems with its public safety radio system, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has handed Oakland (Calif.) one more hurdle. The commission has turned down the city’s request to delay rebanding its current Harris. Corp. 800 MHz system, and ordered the city to promptly return equipment it borrowed from Sprint four years ago. In its order ...

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FCC Denies City’s Rebanding Extension

After suffering through years of delays and interference problems with its public safety radio system, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has handed Oakland (Calif.) one more hurdle. The commission has turned down the city’s request to delay rebanding its current Harris. Corp. 800 MHz system, and ordered the city to promptly return equipment it borrowed from Sprint four years ago. In its order ...

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Sandy Hook Study Urges Comm Center Mergers

The Sandy Hook (Conn.) school shooting commission has issued its final report, including a recommendation to “integrate” smaller comm centers in the state and set minimum staffing levels to assure there will be sufficient comm center personnel for both call-taking and radio dispatch tasks during future major events. The 215-page report  (pdf) covers a wide range of topics, from school building design, to mental health treatment and ...

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Sandy Hook Study Urges Comm Center Mergers

The Sandy Hook (Conn.) school shooting commission has issued its final report, including a recommendation to “integrate” smaller comm centers in the state and set minimum staffing levels to assure there will be sufficient comm center personnel for both call-taking and radio dispatch tasks during future major events. The 215-page report  (pdf) covers a wide range of topics, from school building design, to mental health treatment and ...

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Ore. Dispatchers Test Console Treadmills

Washington County (Ore.) 911 center are testing out exercise treadmills at their consoles to improve their concentration, stress level and health. Source: 911 Dispatch

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Ore. Dispatchers Test Console Treadmills

Washington County (Ore.) 911 center are testing out exercise treadmills at their consoles to improve their concentration, stress level and health. Source: 911 Dispatch

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