Fire-Rescue In North Carolina Improves Response Times With New Tech

  • Source: Mooresville Patch
  • Published: 01/19/2022 12:00 AM

Mooresville Fire-Rescue has new technology to help them arrive at a 911 call faster, when seconds count most. The new tech is called AVL (Auto Vehicle Locator) and it works in conjunction with CAD (Computer-Aided Dispatch) to ensure the closest firefighters and EMT's get to the call quickly. Mooresville already averages a fire truck arriving at a call within five minutes, 85 percent of the time, but AVL will help improve that number. Previously, the unit responding to a call was selected from five fire stations in their respective districts. However, fire trucks aren't typically just sitting at a fire house, and can roam around town. AVL works with CAD to pick the fire truck that's closest to the call, and Mooresville Fire-Rescue says it's already improved response times by 1-2 minutes.


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