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Responders have been complaining for weeks that new dispatch technology isnít working; this incident is one example of that ...
New hardware has shown some units in the wrong locations; officials are working to fix the issue, which is part of a communication overhaul ...
They didn't alert deputies and firefighters responding to the house fire that a man at the home threatened to shoot arriving responders ...
Officials said dispatchers worked manually during the outage and sent out emergency crews by radio ...
Some colleagues say Deputy Chief Bobby Ross, who is black, lied to investigators by denying he gave fateful commands to Wilson and others that day ...
The malfunction led to three minutes of sirens loudly blaring throughout the town ...
They said the new dispatch system does not send the appropriate fire department or piece of fire equipment to emergency calls ...
A new report claims the system delayed response to a fatal Easter weekend fire ...
Despite its 80 recommendations, the review credits responders' efforts during the unprecedented bedlam ...
Chief Bright: "No one person bears all responsibility" for firefighter Stanley Wilson's death ...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Butler County firefighters and ambulance crews spent Saturday at their stations as a precaution while technicians worked to ...
Commanders failed to assess the fire, structure and available personnel; Stanley Wilson died in May 2013 after ordered back into a collapsing building ...
To buy the right system, you first need to know what you expect from it now and years down the road. ...
Communication issues, foam availability and a turf battle were just some of the problems at the fire. ...
Windows 8.1 Pro Update and a battery life of up to 15 hours enhances productivity of mobile professionals ...
Troubled dispatch technology, staff shortages, lack of ambulances and increased call volume weighing on the system. ...
How people, data, processes and things help public safety increase operational efficiency. ...
IoE provides connectivity and innovations never seen before. ...
A cell phone caller gave the wrong location, but a second landline caller should have alerted the dispatcher to the error. ...
Problems lie with the department's mapping of response districts that determine who responds where ...