emergencies

Fire dept.: Closer crews should assign themselves to emergencies

More than 100 complaints filed over computer-aided dispatch system

Madison Fire Department officials have told their members to assign themselves to emergencies throughout the city if they think they can get somewhere quickly. This comes after the department has experienced numerous computer-related problems with the Dane County 911 Center.

Committee to start reviewing 911 center protocols

County, city leaders disagree over call center's response times

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is calling for due diligence as the 911 Oversight Committee begins its work to establish operating practices for the county's 911 center.