Street Signs … Can You See Me Now?

Street signs are something we depend on in our daily travels.  When we use our cell phones to navigate our way to a friends home,  a local business,  or a family trip,  we depend on street signs!  We need street signs for reassurance that the way forward, the road beneath our wheels with our last turn is always correct.  Without our trusty sign, …

Hidden house numbers can slow emergency response

From Next Level Readiness Is your address displayed correctly? If not, you may want to check before the City of Greensboro Planning and Development Department shows up at your front door later this month. City leaders are getting ready to start what they call a “Street Numbers Campaign.” The campaign is geared to crackdown on renters and homeowners who are …

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

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Slow response, lack of cooperation bring deadly delays

From USA Today. Pashca West is in a bind. Calls for help are pouring in to the emergency medical dispatcher — a heart attack, a seizure, a diabetic emergency, a car crash — and ambulance crews are not answering their radios. West presses a button and makes another plea over the radio: “Medic 1, and Ambulance 26, are you ready …

Base emergency dispatcher key to life-saving effort

From Inside Sheppard AFB SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Working in the world of emergency response means there are very few “normal” days at the office. For Jason Dandurand, May 10 was anything but a routine day. Dandurand, an emergency dispatcher with the Sheppard Air Force Base Fire Department, was working his shift at approximately 6:39 p.m. when he received a …

Properties without house numbers make emergency response difficult

From the Daily Dunklin Democrat Properties in rural Dunklin County, without house numbers displayed, create difficulties for emergency personnel when dispatched to the residence. Dunklin County 911 Director Richard LaMunion noted that he believed more houses did not have the numbers than those who did. He added that the problem is serious enough that it has caused a concern with …