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International Academies of Emergency Dispatch publish Ebola-specific tool

NOTE: The following update is from Jeff Clawson, M.D., creator of IAED’s protocols and the Academy’s co-founder. SALT LAKE CITY— The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch’s® (IAED™) CBNR Fast Track Committee first began issuing updates on the dispatch aspects...

Texas comm. center spotlighted on TV news

Check out this amazing video highlighting the importance of well-trained dispatchers and our protocols. Credit: KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather...

911 Medical Emergencies Getting Faster Service, Officials Say

Now when a 911 call comes in, pre-paramedic-arrival instructions begin over the phone, as soon as the medical emergency is identified. By Toni McAllister August 16, 2012 A new computer system being phased into the county’s Perris-based dispatch hub is giving trained...

KPD honors Craig for map skills

Source: The Garden Island Writer: Dennis Fujimoto LIHU‘E — When Kaua‘i Police Dispatcher Joni Craig fielded a 911 call in mid-March, no one was there. After several attempts to get a response, Craig finally got the voice of a male caller who sounded depressed and was...

Muskogee Co. Receives Stimulus Funds To Improve Communication

Source: The News on 6 Writer: Dan Bewley MUSKOGEE COUNTY -- There is good news for law enforcement in Muskogee County. More than $3 million in stimulus money is headed that way to pay for new radios and communication towers. There are several agencies in Muskogee who...

Seventh-grader honored for helping deliver sibling

Source: The Spokesman-Review Writer: Jody Lawrence-Turner Spokane firefighters Monday honored a 12-year-old’s courage and calmness in helping with her baby sister’s birth. “You have a hero among you,” June Watson, a Spokane Fire Department training officer for...

South Dakota Receives Grant for 911 Upgrade

PIERRE, S.D. Gov. Mike Rounds says South Dakota has received a $910,000 federal grant to upgrade 911 emergency communications services. The South Dakota ENHANCE-911 grant will be divided among 10 public safety answering points to upgrade equipment; one additional...

Tampa teen rescued from Bay after Jet Ski overturns

DAVIS ISLANDS — On a sunny and clear Sunday, 15-year-old Kevin Reich of South Tampa thanked the deputies who rescued him in stormy seas on Saturday after his Jet Ski overturned. "It was quite an experience," recalls Reich. His experience started at the Westshore Yacht...

Valley People: Dispatcher of the year

Source: Press-Banner Staff Lisa Yee, 27, has been named Santa Cruz County’s Dispatcher of the Year after serving at the local 9-1-1 center since 2004. Yee was nominated for the honor by her colleagues at the Santa Cruz Consolidated Emergency Communications Center and...