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.

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.