Sunday, July 16, 2006
MAP THIS !
Good Morning Blah-gees !
Your Blah-ger has been very very busy behind the scenes although you wouldn’t know it by reading the Blah-g… it has been over a week since I made a posting here.
I will say one thing, just when you are about to throw in the towel… a few “new” VIP’S Email me and tell me to keep it up, they say I'm doing a good job and for me to continue on until 911 is set up properly. I just want to thank them for the kind words !!! It sure does mean a lot !
It is because of you, the reader, that this Blah-g continues on. To be specific, it is because of the 911 dispatchers, police officers and PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES that keep me up to date with HOW POORLY 911 IS RUN, AND ALL THE EQUIPMENT FAILURES that I keep writing !
Ok, some meat.
You have to understand something. PHONE LINES are not the way to send the control data and digital audio to the remote tower sites on an Emergency Radio System. I have been saying this for a long time so I wont get into it in detail again here, however SEVERAL TOWER SITES HAVE BEEN DOWN as of late AND IT’S WORTH REPORTING, again !
Does anyone care ?
It is a daily happening. So if you wish to catch up on the telephone line issue, scroll back over the back issues of the Blah-g.
Also, I have had THREE Westmoreland County 911 DISPATCHERS tell me in the last day or two that DAN STEVEN’S is really SLACKING on the ADDRESSING PROGRAM. This is one of the MAIN reasons that I am making a post today.
Listen up FIRST RESPONDERS and CITIZENS of Westmoreland County PA… When you call 911 and call-takers or dispatchers type in your initial information, a MAP pops up on a computer screen at the 911 center. This map shows the dispatcher where you live. This is how the dispatchers know the proper AMBULANCE, POLICE and FIRE Services to send to your house, business or a wreck on some road. It’s the MAPS that count.
IF THERE IS A F(#K-UP, IT’S NOT THE DISPATCHERS FAULT, IT’S THE MAPPING PROGRAM AND DAN STEVENS !!
WHEN THIS MAP IS WRONG the wrong emergency services are dispatched to your house.
Most recently there was a local FIRE DEPARTMENT assist here in my City of Latrobe. When the home owner called in for HELP the 911 MAP showed the person living in New Alexandria, a totally different town about 6 miles away. DAN STEVENS gets paid to make sure THIS INFORMATION IS RIGHT, and IT'S NOT !
NO ONE DIED over this incident however in the past year my sources tell me the EIGHT Westmoreland County Residents have died because of the MAPPING PROGRAM not being maintained correctly. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE DAN ! PLEASE, FOR ALL OF OUR SAFETY, STEP DOWN AND FIND A JOB AT WALMART !!
Dan is also the person I wrote about before. WE gave him a brand new specially equipped TRUCK so that he could go to all the HAZMAT CALLS. The Blah-ger found out that he was using it for personal use and did not go to ANY HAZMAT CALLS !
After reporting that, he began to respond. Why is it that it took PRESSURE from the Blah-ger for him to begin to respond to the calls he was suppose to be at and where he was NEEDED ? Actually they didn’t need HIM, they needed the TRUCK… STEP DOWN DAN, PLEASE, others can drive that truck… HELL, EVEN I CAN DRIVE IT !
Recently the Blah-ger had the chance to USE the new Pennsylvania State Police Radio System, commonly referred to as OPEN SKY made by Tyco.
I must say that I was impressed.
What the State Police have for an In Car Monitor (screen) most likely cost more than most people would pay for a good second car ! The keyboard is slick and well designed and for the most part the software is excellent.
The Monitor is a TOUCH SCREEN MONITOR. Wow says the Blah-ger. Just touch the label for PSP Car 15 and send an Email.
It's That Easy !
All PSP cars are running Microsoft’s Mobile version of the Internet Explorer to launch these programs so their computer screens look just like yours and mine. Any PSP car can look up where the other cars are, just by touching the screen a few times ! What a mapping program in those cars, I KNOW DAN STEVENS didn't have his hand in that program because IT WORKS !
NO WONDER ALL THE PSP CARS ARE SEEN EATING AT THE SUBWAY AND WE DON’T HEAR ABOUT IT ON OUR SCANNERS ! Sweet !! Of course I’m kidding however it is possible, because one car can send out a single EMAIL to all the cars currently out on patrol to say "Meet everyone at Subway at 10". Again, Sweet !!
Another thing that impressed this Blah-ger… almost NO DEAD SPOTS. The only bad spot is Sleepy Hollow which is understandable, however everywhere else where our Westmoreland County 911 System has dead spots, the Open Sky System does NOT !
The county needs to find out what the Pennsylvania State Police is DOING RIGHT and incorporate that system into theirs !
Anyhow, to make a long story short, AND the old saying… a picture is worth a gazillion words, here are a few photos for my Blah-ger Readers.
Just like those that email me anonymously, the Trooper that allowed me
to take those photos wishes to remain anonymous... So to that end, I will
just thank him for allowing me to take the photos, for the time spent educating
this Blah-ger and for his friendship !
Just a note for Westmoreland County’s Commissioners and the Westmoreland County 911 Management:
JUST BECAUSE I HAVE TAKEN AN INTEREST IN THE NEW OPEN SKY STATE POLICE SYSTEM DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE OFF THE HOOK.
Please, if you are a new reader to my Blah-g… take a few hours to go back and read all the back issues. I hope I didn’t spend hundreds of hours writing these for nothing (although Rich, Mark, Tom-Tom and Phil would have you think otherwise) !
K3SAM – the one and honest
Sam W. Jacobs
FCC 1st Class Licensed, Certified Electronic Technician,
Amateur Radio Extra Class, and full of the TRUTH about
This Radio Cyst-Em And Why It Has FAILED.
website - http://800.k3sam.com
email me at - email@example.com
Come see all the photos and listen to the new audio clips !! Everyone is invited except for my second and third ex-wives !