Cuyahoga County: 9-1-1, radio dispatch changes coming

12:45 PM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY -- Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald wants to install a new, more efficient dispatch system countywide to handle 9-1-1 calls.

On Monday, he will release more specifics. But here are the basics. He calls it a change that will save money and, potentially, save lives.

Right now, 9-1-1 calls placed in the county go to 48 dispatch centers.

FitzGerald wants to reduce the number to four through consolidation, including a new emergency operations center, likely in Broadview Heights.

The 10-year project is projected to save millions of dollars.

The change comes just a Cleveland is launching a potentially countywide radio system that will enable all first responders to talk with each other.


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