- Wednesday, May 28, 2014
To the Editor:
Again, we see the emergency dispatch regionalization issue being reviewed. This time by the Newtown’s Board of Fire Commissioners. Again I urge all Newtown residents to take notice and let your voices be heard.
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A changeover for the phone system at Town Hall South is complete this evening, but there are still a few technical issues being worked on, according to Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.
“Voicemail is still being worked on, so there may be an issue if anyone calls the police department, Social Services or Parks & Rec tonight,” Ms Will said Wednesday evening.
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Newtown Police Union opposes a town proposal that would have municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls regionalized at a privately owned dispatching center in Prospect.
The town has proposed regionalization as a cost-savings measure which would reduce spending by approximately $149,000 annually.
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Although town officials have long been exploring the prospect of regionalizing municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to improve cost efficiency, Police Commission members this week voiced strong concerns about it, stressing that such an arrangement could do more harm than good in terms of town police operations.
- Monday, February 24, 2014
The Newtown Emergency Communications Center’s (NECC) ability to manage emergency calls for service has been enhanced with its use of a large flat-panel monitor that now hangs on the center’s eastern wall.
NECC is located within Town Hall South, at 3 Main Street. The Center handles all local police, fire, and ambulance calls. It is the answering point for local Emergency 911 calls.
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Newtown has issued its second CodeRED message of the current winter storm.
Those who signed up for the notifications are receiving a message this morning from Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.
"Following the governor's directive, we are also asking all non-essential personnel to stay home today," Ms Will said in the brief message. "Newtown Municipal Center will be closed today.
"Stay home until after the storm has passed, and we will see you all tomorrow morning," she said.
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
It was not more than a few weeks after Newtown’s 12/14 tragedy that invitations began pouring in from across the region and the country to several key community leaders.
Many were from fraternal organizations in law enforcement and emergency communications looking to Police Chief Michael Kehoe and a number of 12/14 police responders, and Emergency Communications Director Maureen Will, for advice or guidance born of their experiences on that horrific day.
- Monday, June 24, 2013
Receiving a NENA Presidential Award recognizing the efforts of the staff at Newtown Emergency Communications Center was “a complete surprise,” said Maureen Will. Ms Will, on the right, received the award last week from NENA Executive Board President Barbara Jaeger.
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013
State officials serving on the Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies (MORE) Commission, a panel convened by House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), announced a number of proposals May 23 that could help municipalities cut costs and ultimately save taxpayer dollars.
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) presented an award to the staff of the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South on April 17. The award recognizes the communications center’s expert handling of radio telecommunications traffic stemming from the December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook School.