Calif. Dispatch System Provider Deploys New Interoperability Console

San Jose Fire Department members donned ballistic gear in an active shooter training exercise at the BART station.
The time-saving tool prevented the boy and first responders from spending too much time in the extreme heat.
The drill shed light on Boyd County's interagency communication issues.
Interagency collaboration skills were critiqued by police chiefs.
Recruiting east coast firefighters and even crews from New Zealand and Australia are helping relieve the firefighter storage.
The Mendocino Complex Fire takes the cake as the largest in recorded history after burning nearly 300,000 acres.
Without grants, firefighter-EMTs can't replace 9-year-old gear and decades-old fire trucks.
A cloud-based computer-aided dispatch solution will help boost situational awareness for dispatchers and first responders.
The crew is one of many heading west to relieve firefighters working non-stop to contain the blazes.
Windsor Area Ambulance Service bought a power cot and stair chair while the fire department replaced an old washing machine and turn out gear.
Zinwave is on a mission to improve in-building coverage so first responders can enhance interagency communications.
When a firefighter is struck at an accident scene, his colleagues quickly switch gears. 
So far in 2018, there have been 891 fires in comparison to 853 fires in all of 2017.
Bulldog will represent Braun in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut for new ambulance sales.
The new system provides dispatching for six cities and interoperability for multiple agencies.