"Public Safety Communications"
In August, the eyes of the world turn to London, England—the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Nearly a million spectators, volunteers, athletes, organizers and media members will descend on the banks of the River Thames for two event-filled weeks. According to 9-1-1 professionals in Utah who’ve been through this before, planning and preparing for safety began several years ago.Read full article
We all know that being a 9-1-1 dispatcher/telecommunicator isn’t your average job. With the ups and downs, the good and bad calls, we all want to throw in the towel at times. The unfortunate ending is that some toss that towel in before we have a chance to get someone else in their chair. Are they truly leaving because the job is too much for them?Read full article
It’s commonly said that fate works in funny ways, and Carolyn Bassett, police communications specialist III for the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department, might agree with that.Read full article
“Is there a doctor in the house?” This popular phrase has been tossed around since at least the 1930s. We all know what it means: Someone nearby is having a medical emergency, and they may not have time to wait for paramedics to arrive. What does the 21st Century version of this call for help sound like? Perhaps, “Is there an AED in the house?”Read full article