Thursday, December 8th, 2016

It’s an emergency. Can you hear me now?

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Yeah, that OpenSky system is a real winner in Milwaukee.  There’s a big fire in Milwaukee tonight at an apartment building on the city’s northwest side*.  John Schneider is reporting on Twitter that the firefighters are having a hard time hearing the dispatchers over the radio.  Probably not good for a four-alarm fire to be made even more difficult by the communications system.

Badger Blogger has been following the OpenSky debacle for a while, and this is one more instance where the field personnel who need to depend on the radio system – can’t.

(*Near my old stomping grounds. My parents still eat at the little Greek place nearby. Timmerman Field is close by, too.)

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