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Pre-alert system installed in New Brunswick departments

Oct. 16, 2013, Moncton, N.B. – The fire department in Dieppe, N.B., has installed a new device that is intended to help firefighters respond more quickly to emergency calls.

October 16, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Oct. 16, 2013, Moncton, N.B. – The fire department in Dieppe, N.B., has installed a new device that is intended to help firefighters respond more quickly to emergency calls.

Deputy fire chief Conrad Landry says when a 911 call comes in and the dispatcher decides to send the fire department, the system sends an automatic pre-alert to the station.

Landry says that alert will give firefighters up to 90 seconds to get ready before details of the call come in.

Once inside their trucks, firefighters will have access to laptops that will provide more information, including site plans, fire hydrant locations and details about dangerous products at the scene.

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