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Latest news releases

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Central Island 9-1-1 call-answer service successfully transferred to E-Comm
Vancouver, B.C.—Today at 9:15 a.m. E-Comm—British Columbia’s largest 9-1-1 Primary Public Safety Answer Point (PSAP)—became the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in the city of Nanaimo and the regional districts of Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Central Vancouver Island 9-1-1 call-answer service transitioning to E-Comm
Nanaimo, B.C.—Commencing November 17, 2015, emergency 9-1-1 calls from Central Vancouver Island will be answered by E-Comm, the emergency communications centre located in Vancouver.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
E-Comm announces 2015-2016 board of directors
Vancouver, B.C.—E-Comm, Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated, is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 board of directors.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Specialized 9-1-1 text service for Deaf and Speech-Impaired now available on Northern Vancouver Island
Vancouver, B.C.—Northern Vancouver Island has become the second region in B.C. to provide people who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard-of-Hearing or Speech Impaired (DHHSI) with the ability to contact 9-1-1 through a new specialized text service, called

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Teaching kids how to dial 9-1-1 saves lives
Vancouver, B.C.—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. This year, as part of Emergency Service Dispatchers’ and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 12 – 18), E-Comm call-takers and dispatchers are reaching out to parents and caregivers, urging them to take time to teach their children about 9-1-1. It could be one of the most important lessons they’ll ever learn.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Contract awarded for E-Comm radio infrastructure equipment replacement project
Vancouver, B.C.—E-Comm—Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated—and its partners within the police, fire and ambulance services, have selected Motorola Solutions Canada to supply radio infrastructure equipment and related services for the planned replacement of the regional emergency communications radio system.



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