E-Comm in the news

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Text to 911 service now active in Okanagan-Similkameen
Penticton Western News
On Wednesday the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen announced the availability of a specialized text service that allows people who are deaf/deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired to communicate with 911 call-takers by text.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
911 now easier for deaf, speech-impaired
Kelowna Daily Courier
Deaf and speech-impaired residents can now communicate with 911 by text.

 

Monday, July 4, 2016
Influx of 9-1-1 calls from Burns Bog fire
CBC
There was an increase in the number of 9-1-1 call yesterday in Metro Vancouver with people worried about smoke from the Burns Bog Fire.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A problem with the Rogers cellphone network directed calls to 9-1-1
CKNW
A technical glitch is to blame for a mishap lastn ight that saw 911 dispatchers get an unexpected influx of calls.

 

Friday, March 4, 2016
Police dispatch now through E-Comm; Delta becomes 16th police agency in southwestern B.C. to join centralized system
Delta Optimist
Delta police dispatch services were moved from Ladner to a central service this week. On Tuesday morning, the department transferred its emergency call-taking and dispatch services to E-Comm, the emergency communications centre for much of the province.

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Taking a long distance approach to 911 calls
Chilliwack Times
As of next Tuesday, 911 calls in Chilliwack will no longer be dealt with locally by the RCMP but will be handled by a private emergency communication centre in Vancouver.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
9-1-1 service change
Agassiz Observer
Local emergency call contract changed to Vancouver firm. Starting Tuesday, 9-1-1 calls in Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and other parts of the Fraser Valley will now be fielded by E-Comm, the emergency communication centre located in Vancouver.

Monday, January 11, 2016
Chilliwack 911 calls soon to be dispatched out of Vancouver
Chilliwack Times
As of next Tuesday, 911 calls in Chilliwack will no longer be dealt with locally by the RCMP but will be handled by a private emergency communication centre in Vancouver.

Monday, January 11, 2016
FVRD moving 9-1-1 services to E-Comm
Country1071.com
Starting January 19th, all 9-1-1 calls in the Fraser Valley will be directed to E-Comm, which is located in Vancouver.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
$13.1M deal to improve police, firefighter radio communication
Times Colonist
South Island police and firefighers will experience clearer and more reliable radio communication with an initiative announced Monday. Capital Regional Emergency Service Telecommunications, or CREST, says it has agreed to a $13.1-million deal with Motorola Solutions Canada for new digital infrastructure to run radio communications.

 

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