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-===== Van Buren 911 Upgrade on August 4 Ballot===== 
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-//This message is being posted as a courtesy to the South Haven Area Emergency Services Paid On Call Association and South Haven Firefighters Union Local 2658.This message is independent of the South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority Board.// 
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-The Van Buren 911 Dispatch Center is seeking to increase the 911 surcharge fee on telephone devices in the August 4 election. The $1.08 per month increase will fund the improvement of the Fire/EMS radio system which has not been updated since its creation in the 1970’s. 
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-The current radio system uses a patch work of several towers throughout the county to notify first responders of emergencies. These radio towers have limited range, forcing dispatch to repeat information if several departments are needed for an incident, such as a structure fire. Hand-held and truck radios also have a limited transmit range, forcing dispatchers to repeat all radio traffic so others en-route are clear on essential information. In the South Haven area there are areas where dispatch is unable to hear our radios at all, such as the lakeshore. 
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-Goals for the new system are: 
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-* Decrease time needed to notify units of emergencies 
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-* Improve the ability of dispatch to simply hear responding units 
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-* Improve the ability of responding units to hear other responding unit transmissions 
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-The South Haven Area Emergency Services Paid On Call Association and South Haven Firefighters Union Local 2658 supports this initiative to improve the Fire/EMS radio system in Van Buren County. 
  
 ===== Service Honors Longtime Firefighter Stan Wakild ===== ===== Service Honors Longtime Firefighter Stan Wakild =====
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