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Danbury Prepares To Merge Dispatch Operations For Fire, Police

Danbury Police and Fire will consolidate their separate dispatch centers into one in 2015.
Danbury Police and Fire will consolidate their separate dispatch centers into one in 2015. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- After operating for 50 years as completely separate entities, the Danbury Police Department and Danbury Fire Department will merge their dispatch centers in a cost-saving venture in 2015, according to newstimes.com.

Officials say the consolidation of dispatch centers will not only save an estimated $1 million, but will also increase efficiency and reduce response times because calls will no long accidentally get routed to the wrong station, newstimes.com reported.

The new central dispatch will be run by civilians who are currently undergoing training and certification courses, newstimes.com said.

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