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British Columbians need a fully funded 9-1-1 service now

VANCOUVER—The COVID-19 pandemic and recent extreme weather events have highlighted more than ever the need for ...

9-1-1 Operators ‘stunned’ by E-Comm decision to abandon callers

9-1-1 Operators ‘stunned’ by E-Comm decision to abandon callers December 1, 2021  Vancouver, BC: Stunned is the ...

9-1-1 System at Risk of Catastrophic Failure Without Immediate Funding Relief from Local Governments

British Columbia’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system needs an immediate infusion of funding support from local ...

Municipalities need to answer the emergency call for more 911 funding

For some time now, there simply have not been enough 9-1-1 operators in the system to deal with any significant surge in ...

Support your 9-1-1 Operators Who Are Pushing Through the Long Weekend

Over this long weekend, 9-1-1 Operators are being asked to work any additional overtime that they can handle and cancel ...

9-1-1 operators “stretched to the limit” during heat wave

9-1-1 operators “stretched to the limit” during heat wave VANCOUVER—Record high temperatures during the historic ...

Emergency Services Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week

Emergency dispatchers and 9-1-1 call takers are the life line for our communities and their work has become all the more ...

ECPBC celebrates International Women’s Day

Further strides are still needed to achieve equality in our world, and for this year's women's day (March 8), our local ...

CUPE’s emergency dispatchers reborn as Local 8911

More than twenty years after being brought into the Canadian Union of Public Employees as a sub-local of the Ambulance ...

E-Comm and CUPE Local 873 to proceed to interest arbitration

E-Comm and CUPE Local 873, the Union that represents E-Comm’s 533 Bargaining Unit employees, have mutually agreed to ...

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