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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Switches to Northwest Central Dispatch 911

74 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 […]

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

104 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 […]

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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

67 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 […]

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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

41 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 […]

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

50 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 […]

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

230 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 […]

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

29 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 […]

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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

164 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 […]

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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

42 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) … […]