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FIRST RESPONDERS UPGRADE
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has made some improvements to help first responders do their jobs better and faster.
Two computer systems have been upgraded to help 911 operators, deputies, firefighters and EMS personnel. Now 911 operators can now get the location of someone calling for help faster, and the computer in a deputy's patrol car has interactive mapping, access to crime databases and much more.
Dispatcher Shauna Feldhaus said first responders now have a lot more information at their fingertips.
"Everything is more streamlined," she said. "It is more efficient. They can see what we can see."
The sheriff's office isn't the only department to benefit from the upgrades. The HCSO 911 communication center also handles calls for the Brooksville Police Department and Hernando County Fire Rescue, which means those agencies will see the benefits as well.
The upgrades were made on Aug. 14. Everything seems to have gone smoothly since then.
This UPGRADE came less than 3 months after my brother was left on the road to die by a hit and run driver that in his best interest decided to drive over a mile to a local gas station, use the restroom THEN call 911. Driver and passenger both had cell phones on them. Driver ADMITTED he had been drinking that very same day. Here are the times as noted by the Florida Highway Patrol and the State Attorney's Office:
3:00 am ? CRASH
3:28 am Reported to 911
3:26 am Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene (CONFLICTING TIMES}..........I THOUGHT CRASH WAS REPORTED AT 3:28 am??????????? SO they(LAW ENFORCEMENT) SAY!!!!!!!!
3:38 am Dispatched...............10 minutes after the 911 CALL was placed.
4:01 am EMS Responders arrived at the scene.
So between 3:26 am that the Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene and ID' d my brother WHAT HAPPEN THEN? TOOK EMS OVER 30 MINUTES TO ARRIVE AT THE SCENE. Was this upgrade a result of my brothers death?????