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Latest news releases
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Burning cakes, flaming turkeys, boiling water: E-Comm fire dispatchers warn kitchen fires most destructive
Vancouver, B.C. — Kitchen fires are the fastest-spreading and most destructive type of residential fire, and with Fire Prevention Week and Thanksgiving just around the corner, E-Comm’s fire dispatch team is reminding home chefs to take proper cooking precautions to reduce hazards.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Canada's second largest RCMP detachment integrates dispatch with E-Comm regional communications centre
Vancouver, B.C. — Today at 8:10 a.m. Burnaby RCMP’s emergency call-taking and dispatch services were successfully integrated into the regional emergency communications centre, becoming the 14th police agency to be dispatched by E-Comm and the third to join in less than one year.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
9-1-1 saves lives: do your kids know how to make the call?
Vancouver, B.C. — Today marks the first day of a new school year and as children head back to the classroom, E-Comm, the regional emergency communications centre, is reminding parents and caregivers about the importance of teaching children how and when to use 9-1-1.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
E-Comm announces 2013-2014 board of directors
Vancouver, B.C. — E-Comm, southwest British Columbia’s emergency communications centre, is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 board of directors. The board was appointed by shareholders at E-Comm’s Annual General Meeting today.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
New Westminster Police Department moves dispatch to E-Comm
Vancouver, B.C. — New Westminster Police Department’s (NWPD) emergency call-taking and dispatch services successfully integrated into the E-Comm regional emergency communications centre today. The successful changeover was the result of months of extensive operational and technical planning by NWPD and E-Comm.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Innovative Aircraft Laser Attack Policy Wins 9-1-1 Safety Award
Richmond, B.C. — Richmond RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski and E-Comm Training Manager Corrie Okell were honoured with a Richmond Chamber of Commerce 9-1-1 award in the category of Community Safety Initiative, for their innovative aircraft laser attack policy that was developed as a means of responding to laser pointers aimed from the ground into cockpits of aircrafts in flight.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Emergency Service Dispatchers' and 9-1-1 Awareness Week
Vancouver, B.C. – Up until the moment when you have reason to call 9-1-1, many people may take emergency service call-takers and dispatchers for granted. They are the unsung heroes who in that moment of reaching out for safety and help suddenly become the most important people in your world.
Monday, February 25, 2013
New Westminster police to move dispatch to E-Comm
New Westminster, B.C. – Today the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) announced that it will be relocating its dispatch operations to E-Comm, the regional emergency communications centre for southwest British Columbia.
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