MCP In the News: Study Proposes Organizational Changes for Volunteer, Career First Responders

MCP recently completed a project in Charles County, MD on the county's fire and emergency medical services that makes a number of recommendations to help the county reduce emergency response decision-making time and improve operational standards. MCP completed the first comprehensive review of the state of the county's fire and EMS capabilities in 15 years.

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MCP In the News: Three-Digit Suicide Prevention 'Lifeline' Would Benefit Public-Safety Communications

MCP's Glenn Bischoff recently contributed an article on the FCC's proposal to create a three-digit number—988—for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This proposed three-digit number could improve call volumes in the nation's already overburdened 911 centers and help improve emergency response. 

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MCP In the News: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Four counties in Western Pennsylvania set out to do something that hadn't been done before, and in the process, dramatically improved emergency response regionwide

The counties of Venango, Lawrence, Butler and Mercer, all located within Southwestern PA, all had computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems that had reached end of life and needed replacement. In spite of three of the counties sharing a CAD system vendor, all four counties had standalone systems and were unable to forward essential CAD data when they transferred calls to each other.

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MCP in the News: Darrin Reilly, Featured in HxGN Podcast on Data and Public Safety

MCP's Chief Operating Officer, Darrin Reilly, was recently featured in a Hexagon Radio's podcast discussing the transformation taking place in mission-critical communities. Forcing that transformation is the increase multimedia data flows that can play a role helping to improve emergency response outcomes. Emergency Services Internet Protocol Networks (ESInets), are providing public safety agencies with a medium to send and receive data-rich multimedia, including images, text, video and data from other sensors.

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MCP in the News: Marion-Ocala Communication Centers Need Communication

In September, MCP's Bonnie Maney presented the findings of an assessment of Ocala and Marion County's public safety communications. The results of the assessment identified three "priority one" recommendations for the County Commission to consider along withy additional recommendations to help the city and county overcome some of their most pressing public safety communications issues. Click here to read more about the assessment results and the next steps the city and county need to take in order to implement these recommendations.

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Topics: Operations, Company News

Posted on October 3, 2019