Consolidating dispatch centers

In the same way, a municipality could automatically pull in fire trucks and crews from neighboring communities under mutual aid pacts if all communities embraced computer-aided dispatch technology, the report says.

Currently, a municipality must make a call to another community to request the aid of a fire truck or ambulance.

Location: Tallahassee, FL Starting Salary: $14.67 hourly Minimum Training and Experience: Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate and one year (2080 hours) of public contact work that included providing customer service, or successful completion of thirty (30) semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours at a college or university.

The West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WSCDC) is the 9-1-1 center (primary PSAP – public safety answering point) responsible for dispatching police for the communities of Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, and River Forest.

The Milwaukee County Transit System lacks a backup communications center, so the report recommends creating the backup at the Safety Building at a cost of $150,000 to $210,000.