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The suit claims the newly installed digital radios repeatedly knocked firefighters off the air, forcing them to use hand signals ...
There were 1,147 abandoned 911 calls in 2015 due to busy call takers; about half of those calls were bounced to other numbers while workers tried to call back the others. ...
Dispatcher Mary Beth Pazaras sued for discrimination after investigators blamed her for a delay in sending firefighters to a blaze that killed an Army veteran ...
More than 5,600 emergency calls failed during the 6- hour April 2014 outage. ...
The apartment building burned unattended for as long as 12 minutes; no one was injured ...
Radio issues on scene prevented crews from spreading the word to other firefighters that there was a hole in the first floor ...
An FDNY spokesperson said EMS radio communications work about 70 percent of the time ...
An ambulance didn't arrive until 47 minutes after the initial call; the dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave ...
A department memo issued by Chief Brian Byrd said every firefighter is to leave a burning building if their radios no longer work ...
The department was awarded $218,850 to buy 43 radios that will allow the fire department to continue communication with area police and aid partners ...
No firefighters were on the tracks and no one was injured, but crews said the minor incident could have turned deadly with bad communication ...
Three firefighters were treated for burns after the fire and five residents were displaced ...
Among the communication failures outlined in the report was a revelation that the command officer did not hear the first two mayday calls made during the fire ...
The funds will help 20 organizations adopt interoperable health IT tools and services. ...
Epic 3 Radio Interface Voice Communication System allows communications between on-scene firefighters and incident commanders, remote dispatchers and other radio users ...
By Paige Jones The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services received roughly $500,000 in federal funding to purchase ...
Factors that contributed to their deaths included heavy winds, personnel accountability and communication problems ...
Next Generation 911 combines mission-critical public-safety information and leading-edge technology to improve fire, EMS, and police emergency response. ...
They are the mortar that holds emergency response together, and knowing how to work with dispatch will boost firefighter effectiveness and safety. ...
Officials said the situation will be corrected when the county 911 system is fixed ...



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