Brecksville, Ohio, considers joining new facility with regional dispatch center | Kan. county to perform needs assessment for radio upgrade | Ky. dispatchers to train on interacting with people on autism spectrum
December 14, 2017
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Brecksville, Ohio, considers joining new facility with regional dispatch center
A proposal being considered by the Brecksville, Ohio, city council would have the city's new emergency dispatch center join Chagrin Valley Dispatch, which already serves more than a dozen local communities. Chagrin Valley Dispatch would aim to hire current dispatchers from Brecksville, Broadview Heights and Independence for the new center.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (12/12) 
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Kan. county to perform needs assessment for radio upgrade
The county commission in Saline County, Kan., voted to buy software to improve its 9-1-1 system, but Emergency Management Director Hannah Stambaugh said the radio equipment may also require an upgrade, which could cost millions. A needs assessment of the radio system will begin in early 2018, she said.
Government Technology online (12/6) 
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Mo. opts in to FirstNet
Missouri has become the 34th state to opt in to FirstNet. The deadline for states' decisions is Dec. 28.
Wireless Week (12/12) 
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Preemptive access to AT&T network now available to first responders
"Primary" subscribers of FirstNet, including 9-1-1 personnel, police officers and firefighters, now have preemptive access to AT&T's network -- a feature AT&T had promised by year-end. The capability ensures they have priority access to the cell sector even when it is saturated with consumers.
Urgent Communications (12/12) 
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Dallas considers system upgrade for instant first responder communication
Dallas County commissioners have approved a contract between the city of Dallas and Motorola to upgrade the area's radio system to the digital Project 25 system, recommended after the 9/11 attacks. The digital system would allow first responders from all areas to communicate instantly in the case of a major incident, encrypt conversations and track the locations of first responders.
Government Technology online (12/8) 
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Calif. firefighters use amphibious aircraft
As firefighters in California battle intense wildfires, departments in San Diego and Los Angeles are leasing Super Scooper aircraft to aid their teams. The amphibious aircraft can collect as much as 1,600 gallons of water from a body of water in 12 seconds and drop it on fires, flying as fast as 233 miles per hour.
KNSD-TV (San Diego) (12/12) 
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