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Congratulations to North County Dispatch JPA and Heartland Communications for being honored by the San Diego Association of Public Safety Dispatchers as the 2011 Communications Center of the Year.

North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority

North County Dispatch JPA, commonly referred to as North Comm, provides fire and medical emergency dispatch services to most city fire departments in North San Diego County and private security dispatch to the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. These services include answering 911 emergency and business phone calls, providing Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) instructions, assigning and monitoring field units via Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and mobile technical support for our member agencies. For more information about our agency, visit About Us.

Natural Disaster Preparedness

By planning and practicing what to do if an earthquake strikes, you and your family can learn to react correctly and automatically when the shaking begins. During an earthquake, most deaths and injuries are caused by collapsing building materials and heavy falling objects such as bookcases, cabinets and heating units. Learn the safe spots in each room of your home. Learn more about natural disaster preparedness.

Regional CAD Project (RCIP)

The scope of the Regional Computer-Aided Dispatch Interoperability Project (RCIP) is to provide collaborative development and implementation of interoperable communications among public safety agencies throughout San Diego County. The RCIP enables collaboration, situational awareness and timely distribution of critical incident information by providing a method for emergency services CAD systems to manage and share data and resources during response incidents that affect the region.

Alert San Diego

The County of San Diego, in partnership with Twenty First Century Communications, Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within San Diego County impacted by an emergency or disaster. This system, called AlertSanDiego, can be used by emergency response personnel to notify residents and businesses at risk with information on the event and actions to take.

Visit Ready San Diego to sign up for AlertSanDiego.

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