NY county using new tool to respond to emergencies

Tech lets fiire chiefs and other heads of departments to know who is responding and what skills they have


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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Chautauqua County has benefited from an advance in communications.

A new program that has been used for the last year in the county is helping first responders understand the situation they are responding to in more depth and allowing fire chiefs and other heads of departments to know who is responding and what skills they have.

"The next phase of this, the next generation, we have been playing with this for a year now is I Am Responding," said Julius Leone, director of Chautauqua County's Emergency Services. I Am Responding is a system that uses pre-existing dispatch capabilities, but allows dispatch and the stations see who is responding and when.

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