As many readers of the Secret List know, the Atlanta 9-1-1 Center has come under fire for alleged delays in answering and dispatching fire calls. Earlier this week they fired their director. While I don’t know either the gentlemen or his capabilities, I do know that staffing there has been a problem. Sources tell me that while they were 25 or more dispatchers below authorized strength, a mandatory citywide furlough went in place, effectively reducing the number on-duty by another 10%. Take away some of your first alarm staffing and you’re going to have lives and property lost. Take away some of your 9-1-1 staff and you’re going to have ringing phones, hurried calls, and delayed dispatches. The article follows.
Atlanta fires 911 chief