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RE: [xml-dev] Any way to volunteer XML development skills to hel pwith the recent events???
- From: Ann Navarro <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 18:07:43 -0400
At 02:06 PM 9/21/2001 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Go to the next meeting of your city council and ask the following
>1. Is the city or county public safety system physically protected?
Add: Do they have sufficient staffing on a day to day basis, as well as any
depth of reserves (that is trained staff) for call center/dispatch services
that can withstand a multi-day jurisdiction-wide (or larger) event?
The answer will inevitably be no -- you'd be amazed at how few
people are on duty at any given time in communications centers, and "police
officers/firefighters/EMTS" will provide backup staffing" is not an
acceptable answer, they aren't trained for dispatch/control center duty any
more than dispatchers are trained in riot and arrest procedures.
>2. Are your dispatch and emergency service systems open to communication
>across political/service boundaries (can your neighboring county's system
>dispatch or post events to yours?)
While this isn't the appropriate forum to discuss specific control
center policies, direct inter-system access isn't necessarily a good idea.
However, a disaster plan that involves transfer of communications/control
functions to another jurisdiction (with backup-backup jurisdiction plans
available) is essential.
Ann -- been there done that, Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1989 (San Jose, PD),
Monterey County, CA Floods, January and March, 1995 (Monterey County
Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
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