As LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby are faced with costly mandatory upgrades to their 911 centers the state is urging all independent centers to regionalize operations and consolidate into one building with the next generation 911 system. State of Illinois announced Friday it will fund a 1.5 million dollar investment for the new 911 center.
The $1.5 million investment, funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), will be used to build the Illinois Valley 911 regional dispatch center. LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby currently operate local 911 dispatch centers, which will be consolidated into a single regional public safety center. The new dispatch center, located in Oglesby, will provide dispatch services to regional police, fire and EMS agencies. The centralization is intended to improve 911-dispatch services, emergency response times, public safety and the cost-effectiveness of services.
The new 911 center would be built in Oglesby in about 18 months after consulting with a 911 consultant, officials would like to see the center built by Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) since this location would let all three police departments quick access to the facility since it will have to serve as a jail holding facility as well. It is not expected that dispatchers would lose their jobs. Each city’s police, fire and ambulance service would continue to serve each city.
A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. Jaylen Fryberg the homecoming prince wasn’t just shooting at random Frybery targeted his victims in the high school cafeteria according to family two of the wounded were his cousins. The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, The victims were all under age 18.
A Beretta .40-caliber handgun is believed to have been used in the incident and is traced to Frybery father.
CNN reports Two girls are in ICU at a hospital in Seattle while two boys are in intensive care unit at a hospital in Everett, said Erin Al-Wazan, a spokeswoman for the latter facility.Three are “very critically ill” with “very serious” injuries, she said. One is in serious condition. One of the boys, age 14, suffered a jaw injury. The other, age 15, was critically injured in the head.
Police release timeline of events in the fatal shooting incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School
As posted on the City of Marysville WA, Website
October 24, 2014 — 5:00 p.m. UPDATE
(Marysville, WA) – Police tonight announced a timeline of the events that unfolded at Marysville-Pilchuck High School this morning:
– The original call to 911 came in at 10:39 a.m. from an anonymous cell phone
– At 10:41 a.m. the Marysville School Resource Officer arrived in the cafeteria
– At 10:43 a.m. it was confirmed that the shooter was down
– At 10:49 a.m. aid from various fire organizations began to enter the scene to provide treatment to any injured
– At 11:00 a.m. Marysville Police Department called for a full SWAT deployment
The Snohomish Multi-Agency Response Team is on scene conducting the incident investigation. The Marysville SWAT team cleared the school at 4:35 p.m., but students who witnessed the incident remained on scene to be interviewed by investigators.
Listen to the recorded Police audio as the incident unfolded
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy; killed in the line of duty while investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle within a business parking lot in the 2000 block of Arden Way this morning, October 24, 2014. Deputy Danny Oliver and his partner were approaching the occupied vehicle when, for reasons unknown, the occupant(s) fired multiple rounds at the Deputies, striking Deputy Oliver in the upper torso and mortally wounding him. The suspects fled the scene and began a violent crime spree by carjacking several citizens of their vehicles in a nearby neighborhood, shooting one in the upper torso. That shooting victim is reported to be in stable condition. Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the North Patrol Division; Problem Oriented Policing team. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
In nearby Placer County, sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin says one of her department’s deputies was killed after he was shot with an AR-15-type assault rifle. Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner identified the slain officer as homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42. Davis had been with the department since 1999. He leaves his wife and four children.
A man armed with an assault rifle shot and killed two California sheriff’s deputies and wounded another deputy and a motorist in separate incidents Friday in and around Sacramento, authorities reported.
After a six-hour chase and manhunt, a suspect, Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody in Placer County Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn, 30 miles northwest of Sacramento.
A woman who was with the man earlier was taken into custody in Placer County, and authorities said she had a handgun in her purse.
FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC – Application deadline 1/2/15
Applications will be available from September 23, 2014 to January 2, 2015. All applications and required documents must be submitted to IOS Recruitment by 2:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, January 2, 2015 OR YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE in the testing process. You are wholly responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your application.
Visit http://recruitment.iosolutions.org to purchase and complete the online application for the position of Glenview Firefighter. THE DEADLINE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS JANUARY 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE APPLICATION YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER. SAVE THIS NUMBER FOR YOUR RECORDS. You will also need to print and sign the required release form(s) and gather the required documents for submission. Click on Job Applications at the top of the webpage and select Fire Job Applications. You will then click the “Buy” icon next to the Glenview, IL Firefighter Job Application. You will then need to enter in your shipping information near the bottom left side of the webpage (NOTE: this application will NOT be shipped to you) and then click the “proceed to the checkout” icon near the bottom right side of the webpage.
Firefighter/Paramedic- Application deadline 10/30/14
The Board of Fire Commissioners for the Minooka Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.
The Minooka Fire Protection District covers an area of about 38 square miles and services three counties. The dedicated members of the Minooka Fire Protection District strive to provide reliable emergency services, public education and awareness for their customers in a cost effective and responsible manner.
Applications are available at:
Applications will be online for purchase until 10/30/14 – 2:00 PM
The deadline for returning completed applications is:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 by 4:00 PM
All applications must be returned to the office of:
C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service
ATTN: Minooka FPD
200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201
Schaumburg, IL 60195
If you aren’t logged into the site you are missing out. What you can see when you are logged into our site under the tab dispatch center is the incident cad map which uses Google maps to plot the location of incident as they come in. Agency frequencies are available of LaSalle County departments so you can program your scanner correctly. The change of quarters tab is information about area fire and ems departments. Call log section which this will shows mp3 files of the initial tone outs of departments. But if you aren’t logged in you will not get to see these features. Signing up is free.