NEWS RELEASE: E-Comm’s 2019 Annual Report highlights 20 years of achievements in public safety services

Annual General Meeting set for September

Vancouver, B.C., June 25, 2020 – From opening the South Island 9-1-1/Police Dispatch Centre, to finalizing its new strategic plan, to marking 20 years of service, 2019 was a year of important milestones for E-Comm as the company worked with its public safety partners to deliver exceptional emergency communications to British Columbians and first responders.

In E-Comm’s 2019 Annual Report published today, the company notes the extensive work completed last year on its new strategic plan has helped guide E-Comm with the challenges of operating emergency communications services during the current global health crisis.

“As we began 2020, E-Comm staff, like all first-responder, health care and other essential service workers, had to adapt and deal with the professional and personal demands of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Oliver Grüter-Andrew, E-Comm President and CEO.  “We continue to adapt to changing conditions as we deliver on our commitments to serve the citizens of our province.”

E-Comm has postponed its Annual General Meeting until September 17 and is exploring ways to hold the meeting virtually under current public health protocols in B.C. E-Comm will announce the 2020-21 Board of Directors in September. The Board provides governance to E-Comm and is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction, finances and operating results. Management is accountable to the Board for E-Comm’s day-to-day operations and administration.

About E-Comm

E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia and provides dispatch services for more than 70 police agencies and fire departments. E‐Comm also owns and operates the largest multi‐jurisdictional, tri‐service, wide‐area radio network in the province used by police, fire and ambulance personnel throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Fraser Valley. In 2019, E-Comm received more than 1.84 million 9-1-1 calls in B.C. and answered 97 per cent of those calls in five seconds or less.


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