Red River Regional Dispatch Center employees were recognized by the Minnesota Chapter of APCO for making a difference and service to public safety for a call regarding a suicidal male with the "Make a Difference" award. Each year at the annual 911 conference, the APCO "Make a Difference" awards are presented. It is time to recognize the 911 employees for the work they have done and the lives they have touched. RRRDC is proud of the employees who make a difference each day.
April 12-18, 2015 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety communications operators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it as a nationally recognized week of recognition. Public Safety Agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by communications operators to provide support to Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services. During this week we recognize and thank the men and women who serve in this great profession. Thank you to the Red River
On April 6, 2015, Amanda Glasoe was promoted to Assistant Director at RRRDC. Amanda started her dispatching career at RRRDC in 2004 and was promoted to shift supervisor in 2011. She attended North Dakota State University, where she majored in English. Amanda has served as an instructor for RRRDC's 911 education program for elementary students. She also played a critical role in the migration to the New World Systems software as part of the build team for Computer Aided Dispatch.
On March 2 and 3, the Board of Authority for the Red River Regional Dispatch Center conducted interviews to fill the Director position that is being vacated due to the retirement of Byron Sieber. Director Sieber announced in November that he would be retiring on April 3, 2015. Sieber has served as the Director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center for 6 years and 3 months. The Board of Authority met Tuesday March 3, 2015 and is happy to announce that they have selected Mary Phillippi to serve as the next Director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center. Ms. Phillippi currently holds
RRRDC Director Byron Sieber announced at the November Board of Authority meeting his intention to retire from his position in early April of 2015. He has held the position for the past six years after serving in the Grand Forks Police Department for over thirty-one years. The RRRDC Personnel Committee has taken up the task of designing a hiring process to name his successor. Applications will be accepted at http:ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com between December 16, 2014 and January 23, 2015. Additional information such as the Job Description and full Job Announcement can be found
The RRRDC has been fortuante enough to lease property for its operations over the past eleven years. As per the lease agreement there was an opportunity to purchase the property after ten years. The Board of Directors saw this as a valuable investment for the future and moved forward on securing funding for the purchase. On November 5, 2014 the RRRDC became the legal owners of the property in which they now operate. The assessed value showed that this will be a positive and significant investment for the citizens of our region. It will reduce overall operating costs and possibly
Voters turned out on November 4, 2014 and cast their ballots for a number of candidates as well as state and local initiated measures. Cass County Measure #1 was one of the measures on the ballot and asked for voters to decide on raising the current $1.00 per month fee for all emergency communication devices to $1.50 per month. The orginal fee had been in place for over thirty years. This was the first time the voters have been asked to raise the fee and they overwhelming agreed by a 61 - 39 % margin. The increased revenue will be used to help keep pace with the growing population
The RRRDC released its 2013 Annual Report to the Board of Authority on May 14, 2014. This report contains information on the operations of the Center as well as its educational outreach, community involvement, awards and certifications. Please take some time to review this document to learn more about the Red River Regional Dispatch Center 2013 RRRDC Annual Report
For several years dispatchers have had the opportunity to give back to their community by donating $10.00 per quarter to wear jeans on the weekends. At the end of the year, the money collected is given to a local charity. For the past year, the dispatch center chose the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley offers families a way to stay together, in proximity to the treatment hospital, and be comfortable and cared for during their stay. Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. The treatment may last a
The Red River Regional Dispatch Center upgraded their entire recording system in February with new servers and software. This equipment is critical for recording all phone and radio transmissions that come into, or sent out of, the Center. This upgrade is also another step in the direction of what is called Next Generation 911. As other equipment is upgraded internally, and by wireless phone providers, this recording system will be able to record not only audio, but text messages, photographs, and videos that are recieved by the Center. Recordings of any type received by the Center