emergency

State emergency center activated to monitor Milwaukee

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs has activated its emergency operations center after it was announced a former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed a man in April won't face criminal charges.

Madison explores 'border dropping' to speed up emergency response

Mayor Soglin requests study into sharing public safety responders based on proximity, not jurisdiction

The City of Madison is taking the first steps to work with its neighbors to ensure the closest fire engine would be sent to an incident regardless of which municipality it happens to be in.

New Dane County emergency system faces more delays

$18M communication systems originally set to be released last summer

The rollout of Dane County's $18 million emergency communications system set for Monday has been postponed again, and its day-to-day manager said there is no information available "as to when it may commence."

Family plans to sue Dane County for dispatch delays

Parents, brother of Chris Williams file legal document for 'wrongful death'

According to legal documents, the family of Chris Williams is ready to sue Dane County, its Public Safety Communications and 911 Center Director John Dejung.

Soglin: Current 911 system 'doesn't work now'

911 Center Board to take up Dane Co. executive's suggested changes Wednesday

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said he was surprised that Dane County officials did not alert him as to the lengthy wait times for 911 callers. He said it was another example of a system "that doesn't work now."

911 board responds to county executive's suggestions

Chairman: 'We all missed something, somewhere, and now we have to make the fixes'

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is calling for change in how all 911 calls for police help are handled in an effort to reduce call answer times and the time it takes to dispatch emergency crews to a scene.

Dane County executive vows changes coming to 911 system

Parisi plans to propose changes 1 week after expressing confidence in system

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said he wants changes made to improve the performance of the county's 911 Center. This comes a week and a half after a News 3 investigation highlighted lengthy waits for emergency callers throughout the area.

Thousands of 911 callers have ‘unacceptable' wait

911 director: "We hope we don't have problems that are really life threatening"

The Dane County 911 Center has failed to meet national standards over the last year for answering emergency calls quickly enough, and data from each of the last four quarters shows thousands of calls took longer than 40 seconds to answer, according to a News 3 investigation.

911 dispatch debate: Safe or slow?

Director wants to stick with protocol; Madison's mayor says its too many questions

There's some math that goes into dispatching emergency crews after someone dials 911 and reaches a Dane County dispatcher.