Friday, December 30, 2011

Lost on the Way to the Fire

As they have several times in the past, recently ran an article about the lack of a uniform and precise way to communicate location information in the Fire Service.  Here's the lead-in sentence from the article:

"Several weeks ago, city firefighters were dispatched to a call on Hewitt Street in the East End. Except they were actually needed four miles away on Jewett Street in the North End." 

To read the remainder of the article, go here.

Comment: Clear and precise communication of location in the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) isn't an issue isolated only to the Bridgeport Fire Department featured in the above article.  As related in a previous post on this blog: The 9-1-1 Carnage Continues...., the issue impacts all sectors of the ESS and all regions of the nation.  However, there is a solution for the situation, it's called the U.S. National Grid (USNG).

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