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City of Ann Arbor

In mid-August, the City of Ann Arbor will start using Washtenaw County’s Everbridge emergency notification system to keep residents informed.  

Dave Halteman
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry continues the “Get to Know Your County Government” series talking to Dave Halteman, director of Washtenaw County Emergency Services, who says they take an “all hazards approach” to emergencies in the county.

Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor

Countless people's lives are saved everyday thanks to the efforts of emergency dispatchers.

They're the person on the other end of the phone when you call 9-1-1.

To honor their service, April 10-16 has been named National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

I recently had a chance to talk with Dan Blaszkiewicz, an emergency dispatcher with Huron Valley Ambulance in Ann Arbor.

Brandt Iden
Courtesy Photo / gophouse.org

New bipartisan legislation in the state House would create a statewide active shooter alert system.