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Tag Archive | "9-1-1"

The #1 Reason Police Should Turn Off Their Military Grade Secret Police Radio Encryption Switch: The EF-4 Tornado

VIDEO: The EF-4 tornado that struck Ashton, Rochelle and Fairdale as it forms near Ashton, Illinois. The EF-4 tornado last week on April 9, 2015 caused destruction for 29 miles with a path that was up to 1/2-mile wide. The tornado passed through a sparsely populated rural area of Illinois. The tornado killed two people […]

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Channahon Police Chief Jeff Wold Says Computer Equipment in Dispatch System is Faulty, Puts Officers at Risk at WESCOM in Will County

Channahon police chief criticizes dispatch system; others in Will County agree. Channahon Police Chief Jeff Wold recently stated that his officers responded to a well-being check that turned out to be a “man with a knife” call. Chief Wold explained to CBS 2 Chicago reporter Suzanne Le Mignot that police officers didn’t get the updated […]

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Stick with 9-1-1, Don’t Follow Hoax Advice to Dial 1-1-2 If Unmarked Police Car Has Flashing Lights Behind You

People may call 9-1-1 to notify police if they are concerned about validity or authenticity when they are being followed by an unmarked police car with flashing red or blue lights. However, they should ignore advice on social media sites, such as Facebook, that recommend dialing 1-1-2 if you’re being followed by an unmarked car […]

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Northwest Central Dispatch System Begins 911 Texting Capability; Voice Still Preferred

Beginning today, August 18, 2014, wireless phone subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, who are residents or visitors living, working or traveling in the Northwest Central Dispatch System service area may be able to use their mobile phones to send a text message to 911 for emergency help. Northwest Central Dispatch System is the […]

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Dad Saved; “First Save” Involving PulsePoint CPR SmartPhone App in Portland Area

Scott Brawner, an off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic, was able to help save the life of Drew Basse on May 9, 2014, because of a smartphone app known as PulsePoint, which allows 9-1-1 dispatch centers to connect cardiac arrest victims to people trained in CPR that are near the victim. “This app saved […]

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PulsePoint, Open Police and Fire Radio Channels: You Might Consider This, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson

In the early 1970s the major selling point of starting a paramedic service in a fire department was the potential for saving lives with urgent care for heart attack victims and trauma victims. Advanced Life Support — some of it learned on the battlefields in the Vietnam War — was going to save lives. Certainly […]

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Ten Remarkable Talking Points on the 9-1-1 Calls Related to the Shooting of an Arlington Heights Police Officer

9-1-1 telephone audio of hostage incident when an Arlington Heights police officer was shot and critically injured and a female victim as held hostage by ex-boyfriend Eric Anderson. The shooting of an Arlington Heights police officer is not something any Arlington Heights residents would expect. Every police officer nationwide faces the chance that it could […]

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Arlington Heights Police 911 Calls Before, During and Following Shooting of Arlington Heights Police Officer

9-1-1 telephone audio of hostage incident when an Arlington Heights police officer was shot an critically injured and a female victim as held hostage by ex-boyfriend Eric Anderson. Arlington Heights Police Department and Northwest Central Dispatch System released 9-1-1 audio today which included the telephone calls from a home in the 1900 block of Windham […]

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Posted in CRIME BLOG

EDITORIAL: An $11 Million Military-Grade Encrypted Police Radio System, and Vehicle Burglaries Still Spike in Arlington Heights

WGN TV Web Desk is reporting that Arlington Heights officials are warning residents to take precautions to protect their vehicles after a spike in vehicle burglaries that occurred this month. Police report at least 15 car burglaries have been reported so far in August 2013. Items stolen included GPS systems, wallets, Apple iPods and other […]

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9-1-1 CALL AUDIO: 5-Year-Old Son of R&B Star Usher Rescued with CPR After Entrapment by Swimming Pool Drain

TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by Usher’s aunt moments after the singer’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in a pool … in which she begs the operator to send help ASAP. A family member of R&B music star “Usher” calls 911 in a panic when her nephew, Usher’s son, Usher Raymond […]

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House Fire Destroys Inverness Home on Carnoustie Ln Near Palatine Rd and Ela Rd, as Northwest Central Dispatch 911 Mutual Aid Dispatch Radio Fails

VIDEO: Fireground operations and tender (water tanker) shuttle operations on Carnoustie Lane near Palatine Road and Ela Road in Inverness [VIDEO CREDIT: Larry Shapiro]. Palatine Rural firefighter/paramedics and Inverness police responded about 4:50 PM Tuesday to a report of a house fire at 14 Carnoustie Lane Inverness, IL. Firefighters reported a well-involved house fire and […]

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New Report Form Uses Technology to Crowdsource Severe Weather and Damage Observations for Northwest Suburbs

Today The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com introduces a form for submitting severe weather observations and damage observations throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The form will serve as a tool to crowdsource citizen weather observations and damage observations to increase public safety awareness in the aftermath of severe weather. The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com will aggregate the […]

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