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Northwest Central Dispatch 9-1-1 Plans Court Complaint for Temporary Restraining Order to Get Coronavirus Patient Information from Cook County Dept. of Public Health

567 Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS), the multi-community fire and police 9-1-1 center based in Arlington Heights, may proceed with plans to file suit in Cook County Court Friday, April 24, 2020 to attempt to […]

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Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA) “5 Phases Award” Presented to JEMS Coordinator

39 On Friday, April 27, 2018 Mick Fleming, the Joint Emergency Management Coordinator for the Northwest Central Joint Emergency Management System (JEMS) was presented with the 2018 “5 Phases Award” by the Illinois Emergency Services […]

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Switches to Northwest Central Dispatch 911

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

27 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 […]

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

575 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. […]

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

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

82 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 […]

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Fire/Rescue/EMS Notebook

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

49 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

216 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

27 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 […]