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Tag Archive | "9-1-1"

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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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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Daily Cyber Attacks on U.S. Electric Utilities: Congressmen Also Warn of EMP and GMD Attacks on Power Grid, Police Communications

Officials are investigating a ‘barrage’ of cyber attacks on U.S. utilities by Iran-linked hackers. According to a report written by the staff of Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) … (1) the electric grid is the target of numerous and daily cyber-attacks (2) most utility companies have not implemented voluntary NERC […]

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9-1-1 PHONE OUTAGE: Northwest Central Disapatch System Phone Lines Down For About 65 Minutes Monday

Yesterday, for a short time at about 11:11 a.m., if you called 9-1-1 in Arlington Heights and surrounding communities, you wouldn’t get an answer until a backup plan was immediately put in place. Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) quickly established their backup plan that diverts calls to the Cook County Sheriff dispatch center. Cook County […]

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Des Plaines Committee Recommends Creation of its Own 9-1-1 System As Niles, Morton Grove Leave North Suburban Emergency Dispatch Center

A Des Plaines committee recently agreed to recommend to the city council a new Des Plaines dispatch center and emergency telephone system board for handling 9-1-1 calls for Des Plaines and Park Ridge. The change would involve the dissolution of the North Suburban Emergency Dispatch Center (NSEDC) and the managing board Joint Emergency Telephone System […]

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Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 Dispatchers Vote No-Confidence in Management; CAD Failures Put Them at End of Rope

Executive board member Rick Tracy of the Metropolitan Alliance of Police — the telecommunicators’ union presented a “no-confidence” vote at the Northwest Central Dispatch System’s board of directors meeting about 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Tracy explained that in no way did the union instigate the action by the union members. Village managers, police chiefs, or […]

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Complaints About ID Networks CAD Software at Northwest Central Dispatch 911 Raises Concern About Delays, Systemic Software Problems

New CAD System Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen? A new computer-aided dispatch program or CAD program has had numerous problems with delays, failed messages and poor design with computer screens at the Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) dispatch center and at the computer terminals in the police cars and fire, rescue, and paramedic rigs. […]

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