Monday, December 06, 2010

December First Alarm Newsletter

To: All Ulster County Emergency Services
From: Art Snyder
Date: December 6, 2010
Re: News and Information

Heroes Among Us – the County Executive has formally launched the new awards and recognition program for all emergency services providers. This program will augment, not replace, existing recognition programs that each discipline already uses to spotlight extraordinary acts. Please don’t wait – submit nominees while their deeds are fresh in your mind. Nomination forms are available on the web at
Additionally, a nomination form is attached which may be reproduced. A committee comprised of the Fire Coordinator, the EMS Coordinator and the President of the Police Chiefs Association will make selections next September.

Radio System Project – Blue Wing Associates is currently conducting an assessment of our existing radio system infrastructure. This includes tower sites, transmitters, and console equipment. A survey tool designed to capture your satisfaction with the existing system, and obtain input for a new system was mailed out on November 23; responses are due back by December 22, 2010. This is perhaps the single most important means of communicating what you think is good about the radio system, what needs to be replaced, and what features you would like to see in a new system. One response from each organization is requested.

From the staff of Ulster County Emergency Communications and Emergency Management,