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December 21st 2006 -- Falmouth Forecaster
Software signals shift for firefighters; Volunteer develops automated notification system
By Peter Smith (published: December 21, 2006)
CUMBERLAND – Fire Chief Dan Small was at the Maine Mall with his wife doing Christmas shopping when he got a fire call – or rather, a fire text message.
He rounded up his kids, went out to his truck and called the station. Then he listened to the previous 10 minutes of radio traffic compressed into less than a minute.
In short, there was no rush. A Yarmouth structure fire turned out to be a vehicle fire away from buildings, which had been brought under control.
“It’s very convenient,” Small said. “Not to have to listen to the whole thing and just get to the punch line.” Read More...
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