Dispatch and weather warning!
The 911 center is a severe weather warning point for the county I serve.They do cable override and public radio override warning too the public.This depending on the time of day my reach 10 to 20 percent of the folks in the area.
We have a problem with the 911 center warning responders.Does it not make sense to pager firefighters and EMS personnel of any watches or warning issued by the NWS.We need the warning as will as the public.Most have pagers and or radio's.We have families that need shelter.There will be a large group of scanner jockies that will also here the warning.In a few cases we have been working accident scenes and structure fires and unaware of severe weather in the area.That's a real safety problem!
Is there anyone else having similar problems with weather warning not being relay to responders.
Dispatch will pass on NWS warning to first responders!
Emergency Management was made aware of the problem.The local 911 center not passing on warning to first responders.The policy was in place to page all agencies after the NWS issued a severe weather warning for the county.The page out will give warning information from the NWS boardcast.The dispatch was passing the warning to the public via cable over ride but failed to warn first responders.I hope our problem has been fixed.