Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fire/EMS Management Transition

The day-to-day management responsibilities for the 911 Communications
Center operations are being transferred to the Tucson Fire Department
from the City’s General Services Department.  The Tucson Police
Department will continue to be responsible for Police dispatch.  

City Manager Mike Letcher stated, “While this management structure
has been studied over the years at the City, it was never implemented. 
Last month I directed staff to again begin looking at a transfer of 911
management to public safety and feel at this time the change is

"The Tucson Fire Department looks forward to the opportunity to work
with our partners at the communication center. We will be developing a
transition plan and assigning a transition team that will focus on
evaluating and improving issues that impact the performance of our
communication system," stated Fire Chief Jim Critchley.