More than 60 public officers are being trained to use the territory’s new 911 system, which is designed to efficiently dispatch emergency calls among various agencies, according to Government Information Services.
In the sessions, emergency medical technicians and police and fire officers are learning to use the devices that will be attached to their service vehicles.
Also as part of the new system, upgraded computers will improve communication between agencies and the 911 Call Centre stationed at the Dr. Orlando Smith Hospital Annex, according to GIS.
The training, which started Feb. 3 and continues through Monday, is being facilitated by the Florida-based company MobileTec Incorporated, which has provided such services across the United States and Latin America.
At the training, Deputy Premier Carvin Malone, who is also the minister of health and social development, addressed the officers and technicians, stressing the importance of their work, according to GIS.