New system makes Waupaca firefighters safer, more efficient

  • Source: Waupaca Now
  • Published: 10/26/2017 08:43 AM

A new incident notification system helps Waupaca firefighters find their destination, know what special hazards a site may have, know which volunteers are responding and how soon they will arrive. “It’s peace of mind to know who’s actually coming,” said Steve Fenske, a member of the Waupaca Area Fire District who has been spearheading the implementation of the program. For years, area fire departments have relied on pagers to alert individual members of a fire. When a call is made to 911, dispatch sends out a tone to pagers. Each department has its own tone.


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