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Gazette Premium Content 5 Colorado fire groups coordinate communications

Associated Press - Published: April 7, 2014

DENVER — Five fire agencies serving 23 towns and 1 million people in the Denver area are consolidating communications under a single computer dispatch system.

The Denver Post reported Monday (https://tinyurl.com/kbj6h2h ) that the Jefferson-Arapahoe Consolidated Computer-Aided Dispatch system will begin operating in October. Parts of Douglas County also will be covered in one of the largest such efforts in the state. Paul Smith, who led the project, says emergency responders will have a more unified approach.

Emergency authorities in Arapahoe and Jefferson counties are funding the $1.3 million project, designed by San Diego-based TriTech Software Systems. TriTech designed Boulder County's consolidated system, which started operating in 2012 for fire and police services. Robert Sullenberger, a Boulder County Sheriff division chief, says the system performed well during last summer's floods.

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Information from: The Denver Post, www.denverpost.com

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