PowerPhone re-certifies Berwin Communications for emergency medical dispatch

PowerPhone said it has announced the recertification of the Berwyn Communications Center (City of Berwyn, Illinois) for the Total Response system to support Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD).

A formal presentation of recertification was made before the City of Berwyn City Council on September 22, 2015.

PowerPhone said it conducted a full audit and review of the City of Berwyn´s Emergency Communication Center´s call response operations to confirm accreditation qualification.

The City of Berwyn Communications Center also meets PowerPhone´s reaccreditation requirement for an ongoing call assessment program, a major component of PowerPhone Total Response. Berwyn currently documents call reviews with fair and constructive feedback and analyzes data trends for areas of improvement in training and performance. Call assessment also helps identify which continuing education courses to focus on for best results, and allows call handlers to learn from each other´s calls and experiences to prepare for new or unusual scenarios.

PowerPhone´s Total Response System offers integrated protocols for police, fire and EMD response. The City of Berwyn has adopted the EMD subset of Total Response for medical calls only.

Berwyn was first awarded with Total Response Accreditation for Emergency Medical dispatch in August 2013. The recertification lasts for a period of two years and will expire in September 2017. Berwyn´s certification is in full compliance with the State of Illinois´ EMD certification mandate.

PowerPhone, a 31-year-old privately held Connecticut corporation, is a leading provider of emergency communications technology, consulting and training.