E-Comm in the news

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Kids use 9-1-1 to save lives
Maple Ridge Times
During an emergency, 9-1-1 is a critical lifeline that connects those in need with first responders, and children
who know how and when to call 9-1-1 can save lives.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Kids should learn 911
Castanet.net
Emergency dispatchers are being celebrated this week for the vital role they play in call-taking and dispatching assistance through 911.

Monday, April 13, 2015
E-Comm called on parents to help teach children to use 911
Sing Tao Daily
Greater Vancouver Area Emergency Communications Center E-Comm is calling on parents to teach children early to use the 911 emergency hotline, because in the event of emergency, they may become for help "key person." At the same time, parents should teach their children under what circumstances you should call 911.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
911 shift no threat to safety, city officials say
Nanaimo Daily News
If you've made a 911 call in Nanaimo, you may have unknowingly already talked to a dispatcher in Courtenay.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Police dispatch going long distance
Nanaimo News Bulletin
The city will reconsider its 911 contract with the RCMP after the police force announced dispatch will no longer be based out of Nanaimo.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Nanaimo 911 centre merges with Courtenay
Alberni Valley Times
The RCMP will relocate its operational communications centre out of the Nanaimo police detachment to Courtenay in November, a move that will affect 21 civilian employees.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Nanaimo 911 dispatch centre to be relocated by RCMP to Courtenay
Nanaimo Daily News
The RCMP will relocate its operational communications centre out of the Nanaimo police detachment to Courtenay in November, a move that will affect 21 civilian employees.

Monday, March 9, 2015
Samson elected to 9-1-1 board
North Island Gazette
The Board of Directors of the North Island 911 Corporation has elected Larry Samson as their new president and re-elected Joe Stanhope as vice president for the emergency communications oversight group.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Plently of lessons to be learned following Wednesday's massive chemical fire at Port Metro Vancouver
News1130
E-Comm spokesperson Jody Robertson reminds public that 9-1-1 is not an information line.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
E-Comm asks the public not to call 9-1-1 unless it's an emergency
News1130
E-Comm spokesperson Jody Robertson reminds public that 9-1-1 is not an information line.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Global News Port Metro Vancouver
Global News
As the plume of smoke became bigger, more spread out and visible, it created some tense moments for many people working near the port.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Major fire at Vancouver's port
Peace Arch News
A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Chemical fire at Port Metro Vancouver prompts evacuation, health warning
CTV Vancouver
Massive plumes of smoke that smothered parts of the city after a chemical fire broke out at the Port of Metro Vancouver contained a respiratory irritant dangerous to breathe in large quantities, according to health officials.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Major fire at Vancouver's port
Victoria News
A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours
Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Newfoundlanders call 911 'just to see if it works'
National Post
Only two days after it rolled out 911 service province-wide, Newfoundland and Labrador officials are pleading with citizens to avoid calling 911 just to see if it works.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Nanaimo mayor seeks assurances on 911
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Nanaimo mayor Bill McKay wants assurances the Central Island 911 Partnership is all-in as a new 911 contract with the RCMP inches toward completion.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Motorola solutions to supply radio systems for E-Comm; George Krausz comments
Executive Biz
Motorola Solutions has been awarded a $23.5 million contract to deliver radio infrastructure equipment and services to Emergency Communications for British Columbia Inc. and the regional government agency partners of E-Comm.

Sunday, January 25, 2014
E-Comm staff will wear red on January 26 to honour Const. David Wynn
News1130
A special request is being made of you as Mounties prepare to lay one of their own to rest.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Rare praise as Jim Chu prepares to move on; After 36 years as a police officer, chief announces his retirement to generally positive reviews
Vancouver Sun
When it comes to policing in Vancouver, the neighbourhood most at loggerheads with police is the Downtown Eastside.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Developing story: Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu to retire
Vancouver Courier
During his tenure, Chu tried to improve relations between police and the most vulnerable in the city, including residents of the Downtown Eastside.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
District approves landfill upgrade
Prince George Citizen
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has begun hammering out its 2015 budget.

Sunday, January 11, 2015
E-Comm reminds public to dial for emergencies only
The Free Press (Fernie)
This past November, British Columbia's largest emergency communication company, E-Comm, announced they would be taking on all 9-1-1 calls from the central and southern interiors, but with the New Year upon us, the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) is warning British Columbians to not take advantage of the service.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hello, 9-1-1? Can you fix my broken Wi-Fi
Clearwater Times
Next time, make your own darn pizza.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Top 10 reasons not to call 9-1-1
Coast Reporter
In an effort to draw attention to the impact on emergency services, E-Comm - B.C.'s largest 9-1-1 public-safety answer point - released a list of its top 10 reasons to not call the emergency line.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Absurd 911 calls create nuisance
Penticton Western News
The answering service that handles 911 calls in the Okanagan and many other parts of B.C. has released its annual list of top
reasons not to call for emergency assistance.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Vancouver fog advisory warns of "near zero" visibility
CBC.ca News
Dense fog in low-lying areas of Metro Vancouver has prompted a warning from Environment Canada..

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Top 10 reasons now to call 911 released
Vernon Morning Star
In an effort to draw attention to the impact on emergency services, E-Comm — B.C.’s largest 911 dispatch
centre — has released a list of its top 10 reasons to not call the emergency line.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
B.C.'s largest 911 call centre releases Top 10 reasons not to call 911
The Vancouver Sun
Demanding a new pizza because the one delivered isn't fresh, asking for help when the Wi-Fi is down, or seeking a taxi - these are good reasons not to call 911.

 

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