Firehouse upgrades in Ill. will improve response times

A review of dispatch data after three months will help to verify the upgrades' effectiveness


The Chicago Daily Herald

BARRINGTON, Ill. — Recently completed equipment upgrades at Barrington area fire stations will significantly improve service to residents and businesses by speeding the emergency dispatch of firefighters and paramedics, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection trustees report.

An in-depth analysis of response times and future staffing requirements, including a review of current dispatch protocols, was recently completed by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association on behalf of the district.Trustees commissioned the study as part of the district’s continuing efforts to monitor and upgrade service to its residents.

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