Technology & Communications News

  • Houston County, Georgia's Switch To 800 MHz Goes Off Without a Hitch

    The transition to Houston County's new 911 communications system went smoothly, authorities said Wednesday.

    News • July 22nd, 2004

  • Leary Foundation Presents Communications Vehicle to the FDNY

    On Monday, July 19th, The Leary Firefighters Foundation President and Founder Denis Leary unveiled a new state-of-the-art Mobile Command Center and presented the keys to FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta.

    News • July 20th, 2004

  • Ohio Dispatch Center Merger Is On Track

    Sometime before the end of the year, if all goes according to plan, all fire and emergency calls in southern Summit County will be dispatched from the Green Fire Department.

    News • July 19th, 2004

  • New Software Allows Utah Firefighters, Police, and Other First-Responders To Communicate

    Officials have completed part of a plan that will allow police, firefighters and other first-responders to communicate during emergencies anywhere in the state.

    News • July 6th, 2004

  • Iowa Firefighting Brothers Seriously Burned in Training Accident

    Two brothers from Glenwood were being treated for severe burns at a Lincoln, Neb., hospital Wednesday after being injured during a training accident being conducted by the Glenwood volunteer fire department

    News • June 29th, 2004

  • FCC's Pending Decision Fails Emergency First Responders and Public

    New 'First Response Coalition' outlines plans to put police, firefighter needs first.Also: Charles Werners Commentary

    News • June 25th, 2004

  • Verizon Phone Service, 911 Interrupted In Texas

    Telephone service, including 911 service, was out for about four hours Wednesday to most of the city after a Verizon Communications fiber-optic cable was accidentally cut.

    News • May 20th, 2004

  • San Jose Outlines 911-Fee Proposal

    San Jose residents' phone bills would jump at least $21 annually and city businesses would pay as much as $420,000 every year if the city's proposed new 911 fee goes into effect this fall.

    News • May 20th, 2004

  • Command, Communications & Crisis

    For as long as I have been a firefighter, FDNY has stood as the symbol for the fire service 'best of the best'. After 9/11, that resounding truth rings even louder than ever.

    News • May 20th, 2004

  • New York State Awards Emergency-Radio Bid

    The administration of Gov. George Pataki on Friday chose a firm to create an emergency radio network for police, fire and medical authorities statewide, calling it critical for homeland security.

    News • May 1st, 2004

  • GPS to Aid 911 Operators in Rhode Island

    Global Positioning System technology will be in use by this fall to help 911 operators pinpoint emergency calls to within feet in Providence and several surrounding cities.

    News • April 27th, 2004

  • Spectrum Swap Plan Revisited

    The Federal Communications Commission is considering substituting a less valuable block of spectrum for what was previously proposed in a swap designed to minimize Nextel Communications Inc.'s radio interference with public-safety communications systems.

    News • April 24th, 2004

  • Radio Interference: A Public Safety Perspective

    Over the past several years, a radio interference problem has presented itself as a dangerous situation for all public safety agencies that are using or are migrating to 800 MHz radio systems.

    News • April 9th, 2004

  • Man Detained After California Explosives Scare

    A man with what reportedly turned out to be pills in a backpack and trash in an ice chest threatened to blow up two buses today, inconvenienced 1,000 people and ended up in jail

    News • April 8th, 2004

  • Cell Phones Disrupt Some Firefighting Radios

    The proliferation of cell phones is having potentially dangerous consequences for firefighters and police officers, who in some places can't use their radios to call for help because of interference from cell signals

    News • April 6th, 2004