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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 […]

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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) […]

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Is April 14-20: For Those Who Hold It Together When All Else Fails

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International thanks all telecommunications personnel in the public safety community this week for continued efforts to preserve the public’s safety. National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (April 14-20, 2013) […]

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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 […]

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Northwest Central Dispatch 911 Dispatchers and Telecommunications Operators Issue Strike Notice

UPDATE THU OCT 06 2011 7:23 AM: Northwest Central Dispatch System management and the union Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP Chapter 540) reached a tentative agreement about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Mediation with an arbitrator lasted […]

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Schaumburg Village Manager Ken Fritz Appointed Chairman of Northwest Central Dispatch System for 2012

Schaumburg Village Manager Ken Fritz is appointed chairman of the Northwest Central Dispatch System board of directors for fiscal year 2012. Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS), established in 1972, provides emergency 9-1-1 service and emergency […]