Broward County has invested millions in a new emergency response system experts say is helping firefighters and officers to respond to emergencies faster.
“You as a resident at home when you call 911, you want the closest available unit to come handle your emergency,” said Sunrise Fire Rescue Chief John McNamara.
That’s already happening over a section of Broward. It’s one of many improvements made to the county’s emergency system after issues were revealed in the response to the shooting in Parkland three years ago. New communications towers and new radios for every police officer and firefighter went online two months ago. There were also updates made to the 911 system.
“This new system grabs that unit, sends them to your house and gets you there much faster than the older system,” McNamara explained.