Reporting fire emergencies in Yukon communities now easier with dispatch centre


If you build it, they will call.

That’s according to Warren Zakus, the owner of Dimension Tech Services.

Zakus’s company built Delta 1 Fire Dispatch centre a year and a half ago to improve fire dispatch services in Yukon’s rural communities.

Previously, when rural Yukon residents called 911 to request fire services, he said, people would get patched through to a volunteer firefighter who would be using a portable radio.

“Of course, when you’re talking on the radio only one person can talk at a time,” Zakus said. “It made for very difficult communication.”

Callers trying to report a fire emergency also sometimes faced the issue of no available local responders to answer the call.

Now, when

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