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L.A. fire chiefs look at regional dispatch

Leaders are looking for ways to improve response time and coverage

By Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County's two largest fire departments are exploring ways to connect their dispatch systems and ensure that the closest available rescuers are sent to victims during life-threatening emergencies, according to interviews and records.

Fire chiefs from the county, Los Angeles city and Glendale met recently to discuss creation of a regional network that would automatically deploy fire and rescue units based on their proximity to an emergency, regardless of jurisdictional boundaries, according to L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby.

The chiefs have begun identifying emergency communications experts and contacting additional local agencies about developing a multi-agency dispatching system, Osby wrote in a report to the county Board of Supervisors.

Full story: L.A. county, LAFD fire chiefs discuss regional dispatch network

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