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Hobart council gives initial OK to E-911 plan

HOBART | The Hobart City Council on Wednesday gave an initial OK to the E-911 consolidation agreement after extensive discussion, much of it negative.

December 18, 2013 10:45 pm

Merrillville Town Council approves E-911 plan

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillvile Town Council on Tuesday signed on to the E-911 consolidation agreement. The council in a unanimous vote agreed its dispatch center will close by Dec. 31, 2014. The next day the town will merge into a single countywide communications network mandated by state l…

December 10, 2013 10:00 pm
MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

MARC CHASE: St. John 'extremists' force E-911 compromise

Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Communities learn cost of E-911 merger

CROWN POINT | Lake County's cities and towns will have to ante up more than $6.6 million annually to operate a consolidated E-911 service, county officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 21, 2013 4:02 pm

EDITORIAL: Arrange mutual aid for E-911 backup

Lake County officials are planning to examine a cheaper E-911 consolidation plan, one with a single call center. Time is short, but wisdom must prevail over expediency.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart, East Chicago could be home to Lake County 911 call centers

The cities of East Chicago and Hobart have been designated as future homes for Lake County's two regional 911 centers, Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.

March 13, 2012 8:00 pm
POTW Feb 20-Feb 26 - 911 Disability Registry

POTW Feb 20-Feb 26 - 911 Disability Registry

Len Pera, of Valparaiso, said Porter County 911's disability registry needs to be publicized. The registry alerts dispatchers if a person who is disabled lives at a home where emergency crews are responding. Pera lost his leg because of complications from a blood clot. He also is legally bli…

February 28, 2011 1:04 pm
Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Len Pera, of Valparaiso, said Porter County 911's disability registry needs to be publicized. The registry alerts dispatchers if a person who is disabled lives at a home where emergency crews are responding. Pera lost his leg because of complications from a blood clot. He also is legally bli…

February 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valparaiso resident Len Pera talks about the Porter County's 911 disability registry. As a member of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disabilities, Pera is pushing to keep the registry active and up to date.

February 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Len Pera, of Valparaiso, is bringing attention to Porter County's 911 disability registry, which makes dispatchers aware if someone with a disability lives at an address where emergency crews are responding. Pera, a member of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disabilities, told the council las…

February 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Len Pera, a Valparariso resident and member of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disabilities, promises to be an activist, saying he plans to bring up issues before the council when nobody else will.

February 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Valpo man pushes for registrations to keep 911 aware of disabled

Len Pera, of Valparaiso, is pushing for Porter County to keep its 911 disabled registry active and up to date.

February 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Officials say 911 consolidation has gone smoothly

Officials say 911 consolidation has gone smoothly

As Lake County officials continue to debate consolidating their 18 dispatch centers down to one, Porter County has finished its first year of operations under a countywide 911 dispatch center.

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