(12/05/13) - The 911 dispatch center in Saginaw County is getting a critical upgrade.
Now, first responders can save time answering calls.
This is something the county has been working on for a while. They teamed up with Motorola to get the new system in place.
Thursday, the county rolled out the new Motorola Premier One System. Basically, you can think of this as a software upgrade for the 911 center.
This will allow police and fire crews to get to the scene of an emergency as quickly as possible. The radios in officers' cars and in the dispatch center are much faster and efficient now.
For example, if you're pulled over, an officer can simply swipe your driver's license in the patrol car instead of manually retrieving your information. That saves time and energy in an emergency.
Motorola says Saginaw County is really ahead of the curve with this upgrade, and neighbors should see a benefit.
This will also allow dispatchers to efficiently distribute the right officers to the right place as quickly as possible.
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