9-1-1 Everywhere in Ontario Act
A private members bill for 9-1-1 in Ontario has been sent to the floor and I have been asked by the NDP Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas for support by passing along this email .
Let’s support Ontario’s 9-1-1 and Public Safety practitioners as they work toward a better public safety environment for all Ontario residents. This includes effective legislation to support sustainable funding, governance, and standards of service. Details are below.
The Federal Government of Malaysia operates a national emergency response system hosting a variety of public safety agencies across the country. While the national Response Centres answer an average of 1.2 million calls per month the false call rate remains high and customer satisfaction is low. Response times and call metrics have not met the benchmarks initially envisioned.
The Challenge: The Response Centres (RCs) are run by Telekom Malaysia on behalf of the Government of Malaysia. BH Group Inc. was asked to evaluate the entire MERS platform including personnel, operations, equipment, and training to determine what improvements are required and develop a roadmap and action plan to implement.
The Solution: BH Group Inc. assessed the existing systems, operating environment, and Human Resources program(s). Interviews were held with numerous user groups including employees, management, agencies, City representatives, and other stakeholders and independent reviews of existing technology, procedures, and documentation were conducted. A full needs assessment was prepared, an evaluation of current operational status, gap analysis, and final report detailing operational alternatives. An itemized action plan based on ten recommendations and a detailed task list for improving performance and interoperability were included in the deliverables.
The Government of Malaysia enthusiastically received the results and is reviewing the recommendations and timelines. Indications suggest the project will move ahead.
The CRTC announces a public consultation today. Read the notice at
On Behalf of the Ottawa Police Service, I would again like to thank you and the BH Group Inc. for your support and guidance throughout this project. Your involvement has ensured a comprehensive and well informed approach to this initiative.
Inspector Paul C. Gallant
Ottawa Police Service,
Communication Section & Call Centre
The Ottawa Police Service announced today they are Text with 9-1-1 enabled. This is a great step forward for Canada and the PSAP community in general.