Tag Archives: Dispatch

Culver City Council Seeks Approval to Join South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority

The Culver City Council seeks approval of a five-year contract with the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (SBRPCA) to provide emergency dispatch, vehicle build and radio maintenance services to the Culver City Police and Fire Departments. Should the City Council approve the proposal, … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Joint Dispatch Center Unites Police and Fire

For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information gaps and delayed responses. The fatal shooting at Santa Monica College in 2013 was a … Continue reading

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Commercial Structure Fire – Venice

UPDATE: SCMA member Alex Thompson with venice311.org was kind enough to provide her photos and videos for our members to view.  Los Angeles firefighters relentlessly battled an extremely hot and stubborn Major Emergency blaze at a large Venice storage facility … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County Fire Dispatch Center in Rialto Receives International Acclaim

San Bernardino County’s emergency dispatch center has been noted as one of the best emergency call centers worldwide. On Tuesday, the dispatch center was honored as an Accredited Center of Excellence by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, county fire … Continue reading

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Bell PD Has Changed Frequency

Posts on the SoCalScan Yahoo Group indicate that the City of Bell Police Department is now dispatching on 155.955 MHz with a PL of 107.2.  Apparently, this frequency replaces their old dispatch frequency (155.190 MHz) and represents a “frequency swap” … Continue reading

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Ventura Sheriff Dispatch Center Gets Makeover

One of Elizabeth Hernandez’s seven computer monitors contains a motto that gets her through the day during her up-to-18-hour shifts as a Ventura County sheriff’s dispatcher: “Keep calm and dispatch on.” With the revamping of the sheriff’s communications center, which … Continue reading

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High Desert Public Safety Operations Center dedicated in Hesperia

Law enforcement and public officials from across San Bernardino County gathered Friday morning in Hesperia for a dedication ceremony and tour of the new High Desert Public Safety Operations Center. For the first time, dispatch services for both the Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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LA County to Upgrade Sheriff and Fire Dispatch Consoles

Los Angeles County last week announced that it has signed a $12.5 million contract to have Raytheon replace its aging dispatch consoles with twin-screen equipment that is expected to enhance fire and sheriff dispatchers’ ability to quickly make the most-effective … Continue reading

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Report: LAPD Dispatch System Repaired

A month after a failure of LA’s radio dispatch system that a City Councilman feared could have put lives in danger, a city engineer reported on Friday that the problems have been fixed. Power went out to the city’s radio … Continue reading

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