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Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’

Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’

‘I am not thrilled with giving up control to Sarasota or Manatee County and my overarching concern is to make our dispatch as good as it can possibly can be.’

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat shuts down dispatch

Longboat shuts down dispatch

The commission reached consensus to move all dispatch to Sarasota County with the caveat that the Longboat Police Station would be staffed around the clock.

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of police dispatch looms

Fate of police dispatch looms

The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee County official discusses consolidation option for 911 call-takers

Manatee County official discusses consolidation option for 911 call-takers

If the number of people answering 911 calls were reduced and relocated to Manatee County’s Emergency Operations Center, the cost of a new, high-tech system would be significantly less, a Manatee County official said Tuesday. If the 45 call-taking positions now spread among the county and its cities were trimmed to 28, and moved to […]

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

All personnel are not just certified firefighters but certified paramedics which are different than most US fire departments as their minimum requirements are firefighter/EMT

July 28, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key: Will our future be as bright?

Longboat Key: Will our future be as bright?

Today we have a cell tower policy so strict it is the legislative equivalent of saying you can only have a child by virgin birth. Unfortunately, that, too, is under assault.

May 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »