Monday, October 23, 2006

The move to county wide emergency services dispatching continues in Allegheny County 

One of the things that we discussed on the TRAMA net this evening was that Tarentum will be closing their dispatch center to be followed by Harrison Township. There was an article on the subject in the Sunday edition of the Valley News Dispatch.

“ People phoning for help likely won't notice the change, but starting early next year, county dispatchers will begin handling emergency calls for at least seven more communities in the Valley.

By early in 2007, one -- and possibly two -- local dispatch centers will close. Dispatching duties will switch over to Allegheny County's 911 system in Pittsburgh.
Tarentum Dispatch will shut down operations early next year, and Harrison Dispatch is thinking about doing the same.
Tarentum and Harrison Dispatch are "ring-down" centers. ”

You can follow THIS LINK to read the entire story on line. Listen in next week on 147.090 for more discussion of scanner happenings in Pittsburgh.

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