Iroquois County fire chiefs are on record, telling the Iroquois County Board not to reduce the size of the 9-1-1 governing board.
A letter to county board members finds the fire chiefs standing behind the size of the 12-member board and 9-1-1 Coordinator Nita Dubble. The fire chiefs insist, the county board is being misinformed about the operations and the director.
The fire chiefs and other emergency responders take exception, in that the decision-makers aren't talking to those who make the system work. The emergency family encourages county board members to talk to the coordinator, talk to 9-1-1 board members, and talk to the fire chiefs before voting to reduce the size of the 9-1-1 board. The fire chiefs would appreciate an informed decision.
Reducing the size of the 9-1-1 Board, emergency responders say, woule mean a loss of expert input. The board make-up allows for expertise communication from several disciplines. Decreasing the board would limit the expertise. and be a great detriment to emergency communications.
The fire chiefs, police personnel and ambulance personnel also say 9-1-1 Coordinator Nita Dubble has done a great job overseeing the service. The letter to the county board membewrs says Dubble has maintained and updated equipment when needed and does an excellent job keeping emergency response agencies informed about changes affecting operations. The fire chiefs letter also states Dubble has done a great job with personnel and the dispatch center.
The fire chiefs insist the size of the 9-1-1 Board needs to be kept at its current 12 members. The misinformation, the letter states, is misguided and misinforming the decision-makers.