MP Fire Dept. To Implement New Wireless Radio Network - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online: News

Welcome!
|
Not you?||
Logoff|My Dashboard |

MP Fire Dept. To Implement New Wireless Radio Network

Monitoring Fire Alarms Could Be More Consistent

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:30 am

Mt. Prospect trustees approved establishing a wireless radio network to monitor the community's fire alarm system through Northwest Central Dispatch (NWCD).

According to Fire Marshall Bryan Loomis, this type of system has the potential to provide consistent and reliable fire alarm monitoring for the village while reducing the cost to local businesses and organizations.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 8 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 8 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 847-299-5511. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • dennis_illinoisalarm posted at 5:09 pm on Wed, Jan 11, 2012.

    dennis_illinoisalarm Posts: 0

    In a Village of Mt. Prospect Inter Office Memorandum, dated Nov 18 2011, Fire Chief John Malcom said:
    "The time it takes for a fire alarm signal to reach a central station which can be located anywhere in the United States can extend up five and even ten minutes."
    There is a considerable body of freely available evidence, including records from Underwriters Laboratories, that refutes this claim.
    The Village proposed rate of $90.00 exceeds the market rate for the SAME U.L. Listed and NFPA Compliant radio service offered by a number of fire alarm contractors offering monitoring services to U.L. Listed Montoring Centers.
    The Village had the opportunity to seek out expert testimony from industry experts before implementing its plan, but apparently choose not to do so.
    Please show the statistics that substantiate the claim that by the Village entering a business already professionally served by the private sector it will improve public safety.
    In my opinion, it only improves the cash flow to the Village by the imposition of an unwarranted tax on small businesses.