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Tag Archive | "Northwest Central Dispatch System"

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Switches to Northwest Central Dispatch 911

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s 9-1-1 and dispatch outsourcing has switched to Northwest Central Dispatch System located in Arlington Heights beginning the month of March 2017. Barrington Countryside left CenCom 9-1-1, a suburban consolidated dispatch center located in Round Lake Beach to join the Arlington Heights-based Northwest Central Dispatch System. CenCom now serves Antioch, […]

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Sporadic Power Outages: Line “Pop” and Tree Fire at Park St and Forrest Ave; 9-1-1 Center on Backup Power, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:03 AM Friday to a report of a power line problem and a tree fire Park Street and Forrest Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a resident heard a line pop and then saw a tree on fire. The flames were reported “out” by the […]

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Dispatchers, Firefighters Honor Retiring Dispatcher with Radio Tribute at Northwest Central Dispatch System

AUDIO: Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 Center retirement announcement and firefighters’ replies Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Dispatchers and firefighters honored Jeannie Bolash when she retired after 35 years of service Tuesday June 30, 2015. Her retirement on Thursday was announced just before a radio test on an emergency radio talk group. It’s unknown if it […]

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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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Seven 911 Dispatchers Transported To Area Hospitals from Northwest Central Dispatch System After Spark, Extinguishing Agent Discharged, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Three rescue ambulances transported six or seven personnel from the Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 Center Saturday afternoon. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:19 PM Saturday to an activated fire or smoke alarm at Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 Center 1975 East Davis Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics next received […]

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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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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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Northwest Central Dispatcher Dawn Brezwyn Suspended 3 Days After Inquiry Into Sinking Vehicle Drowning Death

Audio from 9-1-1 call when Henry Laseke called Northwest Central Dispatch System for help after he accidentally drove his SUV into a retention pond (includes video of diver’s attempts to save his life). The Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) dispatcher, who rudely and repeatedly said “Sir … what is your address,” while Henry Laseke, age […]

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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 Audio of Henry Laseke’s Call for Help: Did Northwest Central Dispatch Follow Protocol for Sinking Vehicle?

Audio from 9-1-1 call when Henry Laseke called Northwest Central Dispatch System for help after he accidentally drove his SUV into a retention pond (includes video of driver’s attempts to save his life). Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) 9-1-1 center has announced that it is conducting an inquiry into the operations of the 9-1-1 center […]

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