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Coast Guard Extends Mobile Connectivity to Distressed Mariners with ‘i911’

The U.S. Coast Guard is taking advantage of phone-tracking services to locate distressed mariners up to 20 nautical miles offshore through a mobile app that acts like 911 emergency service. The “i911” app is currently being used in the Pacific Northwest and has … Continue reading

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Ensuring Critical Communications for 13 Agencies Across Los Angeles County With Computer Aided Dispatch Upgrade

The Verdugo Fire Communications (VFCC) center operates out of the Glendale Fire Department and is owned by the cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, the Tri-Cities. Just last year, the dispatch center answered almost 180,000 calls for 13 agencies, including … Continue reading

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Los Angeles is Deploying Medical Street Teams to Help Protect Homeless People from Coronavirus

Los Angeles is sending medical street teams to help protect homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic that’s killed tens of thousands nationwide, city officials said. In the United States alone, the coronavirus outbreak has left more than 37,000 people dead and sickened nearly 710,000. … Continue reading

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SCMA Members are Virtually Meeting on Discord. Join Our Weekly Get-Togethers

Thanks to Gene Stubbe, LA-137, SCMA Members are getting together and chatting every week using the virtual meeting app Discord. Due to the “stay at home” orders and the ban on social gathering, we are not able to hold in-person … Continue reading

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Forest Service Suspends Controlled Burns Over Coronavirus

The U.S. Forest Service has suspended controlled burns on public lands in wildfire-prone California because of the coronavirus pandemic, upsetting officials who see the program as key to preventing seasonal infernos like those that devastated parts of the state in … Continue reading

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LAPD Officers will Isolate at Biltmore Hotel

Scores of Los Angeles police officers who have symptoms related to the coronavirus or who must quarantine because of possible exposure have the choice of self-isolating at home or moving into the Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A., according to two … Continue reading

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Late Night Blaze Destroys North Hollywood Dollar Store

NORTH HOLLYWOOD – THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 At 1:01AM on April 16, 2020, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 12000 block of W Victory Blvd in North Hollywood.  The first arriving fire companies found a large, one, … Continue reading

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Will SmartPhones Replace Public Safety Radios? FirstNet Push-to-Talk Just Might Make That Happen

FirstNet Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, provided by AT&T, delivers the performance that public safety needs and can be an LMR alternative for some agencies, according to the captain of a New Jersey police department that conducted a beta trial of the … Continue reading

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Hytera Requests New Trial, Motorola Solutions Seeks Permanent Injunction in Federal-Court Case

Hytera Communications is asking for a new trial and a drastic reduction in a $764.6 million judgment against it, while Motorola Solutions seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting Hytera from selling much of its portfolio of DMR portable radios, according to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Forcing Some Technicians Off US Cell Towers

Some tower companies have been forced to pull their work crews off the job due to the ongoing pandemic. Further, some tower technicians are asking for personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and face shields to avoid further spreading the … Continue reading

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