Probably the most important of this year is why are we paying over $300,000.00 tax dollars to put our lives at risk? I realize that you are tired of hearing me preach this so I have found several articles written my professional that will show you what really is going on with our Communication/Dispatch Center. It is an unnecessary cost to the town and results in putting our lives at risk for no reason.
I will be writing more articles about the risks involved by not taking direct action to eliminate this risk. Nobody should have their life put at risk when there is no need to.
1. http://www.maine.gov/dps/bec/ Welcome ToThe Consolidated Communications Bureau of State of Maine.
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-safety_answering_point Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An explanation of what a PSAP function is?
3. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/ems-day2-cover.htm The price of just a few seconds lost: People die By Robert Davis, USA TODAY.
4. http://www.iaedjournal.org/content/minutes-matter-and-seconds-count Minutes matter and seconds count is an article from The Journal of Emergency Dispatch.
Please take a moment and review these web sites so each of you will understand what the Town Council and Chief Brooks has done to us by stopping the consolidation of the Lisbon Communication/Dispatch Center with the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) at Androscoggin County Dispatch.
See if any of you can answer this simple question: “what kind of person pays to put his life at risk?”Larry Fillmore