Recent comments from 'Sceptre127'
|Mayor Bloomberg brings fresh perspectives to old issues|
Thursday, April 11, 2013: 9:08 pm
|Mr Krull: Indiana needs Bloomberg like we all need a case of flaming hemorrhoids. This Napoleon complex cradle to the grave liberal is last person I would want influencing Indiana. If you think he is so great move to New York where he can invade every aspect of your life. I like providing for myself and depending on the government to provide me very little.|
|Gun checks suffer from Ind.’s lag on mental health records|
Sunday, March 31, 2013: 10:10 am
|"Itís a difficult issue for the group, which believes disproportionate blame is placed on the mentally ill when mass shootings occur." This guy is out of touch with reality.|
|Letter to the editor spreads false information|
Monday, February 11, 2013: 7:37 pm
|Mr Haase I am happy that the children were rescued and all are safe but you have just pointed out a major flaw with any 911 system when it comes to cellular phones. Cellular phones are merely radios that broadcast a signal to a tower when you make a call. Usually they go to the closest tower but due to tower traffic ( the number of calls that tower is handling at the time) and a multitude of other variable your call may not make it to a tower in the correct area of service for the emergency responders. In the future when making a 911 call from cellular phone it is good idea to give the 911 center that answers your exact location including street, city and/county and even state (A 911 operator in Marion County, for example, probably has no clue where Jimmy Nash Park is). The anwsering 911 center will then have a better chance of routing your call to the correct emergency services agency. Some cellular systems are beginning to be able to GPS location of callers but many are not to that standard yet. A lot of times when a 911 call is recieved using a cellular phone the address for that call is reported as the location of the cellular tower that recieved the call. That is not very helpful to emergency responder because the actual 911 caller can be miles from where the tower is located. 911 centers have some ability to ping cell phones for location through the cellular providers but this usually take at least several minutes to an hour and the cellular provider usually request some type of court order. |
While I am a sure that the scene at the park was very stressfull for all those present you can hardly fault MPD/MFD for not responding to something they did not even know was happening until notified by their dipatch. I am not being critical of you but merely pointing out that these are complicated matters further complicated by technological issues. I am glad that it worked out but don't rely on technology because none if work 100% correctly 100% of the time.
|Dispatch center moves forward|
Saturday, December 29, 2012: 4:21 pm
|Viper the new center is tornado hardened to withstand a F5 tornado and has back up power with redundant systems so failure is not likely. If it would fail a adjoining county could temporarily take over dispatch until our center became operational again. The 911 system already anticipates events such as 911 trunk lines being severed or damaged in the county. When this happens 911 call are routed to an adjoining county. |
Mr Burke I can hardly think that running two centers would be cheaper than one. Just the cost of utilities is one example of doubling the cost of operation. As far as floods and lightning are concerned it is a FEMA requirement will keep it out any flood zones and the Martinsville PD and Mooresville PD centers are the ones that have been disabled by lightning in the past. The new center will have grounding field to arrest lightning strikes.
State law is mandating the county be down to two PSAPs by the end of 2014 and more than likely they will in the future legislate it down to one PSAP. The county needs to do the most cost effective thing and move to one center now instead of running two centers for awhile then being forced to revisit this problem again when they are told to go to one center.
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