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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

New emergency communications center taps next leader

Less than three weeks after it launched on July 1, the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications announced it has hired a new leader to replace outgoing Executive Director Steve Reinke.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Opposition persists as new Spokane regional emergency communications center opens

Spokane Regional Emergency Communications celebrated its opening on Thursday morning with a press conference and tour of the Combined Communications Building – and with dozens picketing outside.


Spokane City Council votes to keep separate emergency dispatch system

Spokane City Council unanimously voted to keep its own 911 dispatch separate from a new regionwide dispatch system that will go online next week.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

City Council to vote on joining new emergency communications system

Spokane City Council will likely vote to stay out of a new regionwide emergency communications system – a center many of the other fire departments in the region have agreed …


Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Mayor vetoes council’s ordinance which stopped countywide integration of 911

Spokane Mayor David Condon has vetoed an ordinance that would stop a countywide 911 integration by requiring city dispatchers to only work with city police and firefighters.


Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.