Press Release
11 February 2020 - 12:44pm

Over 60 officers are being trained in the Next Generation 911 Software programme classes to efficiently dispatch emergency calls among agencies.

The training session allowed for officers from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and Emergency Medical Technicians to learn the new system that will be attached to their emergency service vehicles. The system will also allow for upgraded computers that will improve communication between agencies and the 911 Call Centre which is stationed at the D. Orlando Smith Hospital Annex.

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone reiterated the importance of enhancing health services when he addressed the officers and technicians stating that they will aid in improving the welfare of the people of the Territory.

The training held from February 3 to 17 was facilitated by MobileTec Incorporated, a proven leader in providing Public Safety Solutions for police departments, Sheriff’s offices, communications centres, fire departments and correctional facilities across the United States and Latin America.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.

Photo Captions: 

Photo 1 of 3: Officers during the 911 Software training by MobileTec Inc. on February 3 to 17. (Photo credit: MHSD)

Photo 2 of 3: Officers during the 911 Software training by MobileTec Inc. on February 3 to 17. (Photo credit: MHSD)

Photo 3 of 3: Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone pictured with the MobileTec Inc. team. (Photo credit: MHSD)

Author

Adrianna J. Soverall

Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg

 

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