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#241 sebberry

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:02 AM

^Don't take the radio to the washroom with you...


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#242 Mike K.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Highrock Park in Esquimalt will be closed to the public at some point this week as crews (weather permitting) work on installing radio equipment upgrades with the use of a helicopter. There is no set time or date, but this is the week they plan on carrying out the upgrade.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

Hadn't seen this posted elsewhere yet, but Victoria FD and Saanich FD consolidating their dispatch in early 2019

 

https://www.cheknews...service-381152/


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#244 David Bratzer

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:36 AM

Hadn't seen this posted elsewhere yet, but Victoria FD and Saanich FD consolidating their dispatch in early 2019

 

https://www.cheknews...service-381152/

This is good news.



#245 Mike K.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

David, I've been hearing that radio problems with the new CREST roll-out are already causing issues. Is this something you've heard as well, or can quantify?

 

Granted my info is second hand so it may be incorrect but I'm curious what your thoughts are.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

The radio quality is with the old system which is now partially dismantled. Sort of a "short term pain long term gain" situation. But not an ideal situation at all.

First to transition will be Saanich & Victoria Fire who go to amalgamated Disoatch in January.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

This is good news.

 

Well thanks to Mayor Helps for making this happen.

 

 

Great to be working with Saanich to lead coordinated fire dispatch in the region and potentially for all of Vancouver Island!


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#248 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:05 AM

Horth said CREST will need to wait for all 50 parties to come on board with the new system before encryption will begin, and estimated the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020 to be a likely time frame.

https://www.vicnews....rypted-by-2020/

#249 Kilo95

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:43 PM

As of this morning all South Island police agencies have transitioned over to the new consolidated 911 dispatch centre operated by E-Comm 911. RCMP from Ladysmith south switched over this a.m. 


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#250 sebberry

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

Have existing call-takers and dispatchers simply moved over or was there a staffing change too?


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#251 Kilo95

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

Have existing call-takers and dispatchers simply moved over or was there a staffing change too?

 

All existing staff were offered positions at the new centre. Large amount went over but some found positions elsewhere or retired. They hired some new staff as well to bridge the gap. 


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