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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
in Lucas County are getting ready to trade in their old dispatching system for
in Lucas County take 1,200-1,500 calls a day. They have to route crews for the
calls without access to GPS or other mapping systems to help. That is about to
the last 20 years, the dispatchers have been using the same computer-aided
dispatch (CAD) system.
program is DOS-related," said James Briggs, a dispatcher. "Every command, we
have to type in. We're going to be able to do drop-down menus, we're going to
be able to click and point, we're going to be able to put units on with the
click of a button the mouse."
began training on the new system last fall.
GPS, it's going to show where the units are at on the map, and then it's
actually going to in and do calculations to determine which unit is the closest
to where the incident is occurring, and people will get a little bit quicker
service," said Patricia Moomey, with the Lucas County EMS.
say 60 percent of calls they get are from cell phones, and the new system has a
tool for that, as well.
be able to tell where exactly on the expressway you're calling from," said
Danielle Klavinger. "Prior to this, we had to wait and have you let us know
where you were at."
new system should be up and running by the end of this year or early next year.