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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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Channahon Police Chief Jeff Wold Says Computer Equipment in Dispatch System is Faulty, Puts Officers at Risk at WESCOM in Will County

66 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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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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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 […]

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

42 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, […]

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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

26 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 […]