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    Default Fatality in house fire

    I've heard that Nashville FPD (IL) had a fatality in a house fire last night. I haven't officially confirmed that but will post any new information I come with as soon as I can. It was actually in our auto-aid area with them but dispatch sent a different dept. Our dispatch needs to shape up. Just last night and early this morning I heard at least 3 mistakes they made. That's a different ongoing story, though.
    Chad, you heard anything?
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    Jack, I heard the call. I understood that there was someone trapped but that's all I've heard. Nothing on the Salem radio website about it and nothing in today's Sentinel so I'm not sure either.

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    There was indeed a fatality in the fire. NFPD is supposed to release more information this afternoon.
    Kind of glad the dispatcher screwed up this time.
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    I only have three things to say.
    1. that sucks that they lost someone.
    2. dispatch around here screws up constantly.
    3. i would be glad they screwed up too.
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    Jack:
    Sorry to hear about the fatality in Nashville.
    Keep us posted as to cause/origin.
    If your dispatch is as screwed up as you describe, I would request a meeting with the 911 coordinator.
    I believe that fixing it is a win-win.
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    I should have posted this earlier today. FM investigator says it started in a faulty electric blanket. Victim died from smoke inhalation and burns.
    CR, I'm on the 911 board and the PSAP committee of the board. It's a situation where 911 doesn't have the clout to fix it. The sheriff pays the dispatchers and he's the boss over them. We make a lot of suggestions and file complaints when these things happen, but it probably doesn't get much further. We have 7 dispatchers, 2 of them have 25+ yrs. each and the other 5 have 4 years between them. So, the 25 yr. ones are teaching the new ones but they do what they've always done, even before 911 and ambulance and FD dispatching. It's a sad situation that will get fixed, but it'll take some time. We ARE working on it.
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