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Boone County (MO) Reduces Response Times with NowForce Mobile Technology

Boone County (MO) Fire Protection District (BCFPD) announced that it has recently begun utilizing new mobile technology that locates and dispatches its volunteer firefighters and EMTs to nearby incidents in order to reduce response times. The system, developed by NowForce, locates and dispatches nearby potential responders, thereby shortening the time between when a 9-1-1 call is placed and when a fire/rescue unit arrives. The largest volunteer fire department in the State of Missouri, BCFPD operates 14 fire stations within a 500 square mile area in the Columbia, MO, vicinity. The volunteer force of over 250 firefighters and EMTs responds to over 4,000 calls annually, including fires, me...

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