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