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Notice to All Harrison, NJ Residents

Subject: Important Announcement Regarding Dispatcher Services

Dear Residents of Harrison,
We hope this notice finds you well. We would like to inform you of a recent decision made by the town authorities regarding the dispatch services provided in our community. It is with great concern that we must inform you that the town of Harrison has decided to terminate its current team of dispatchers and replace them with dispatchers from Bergen County, NJ. We strongly believe that this decision poses significant risks and may lead to extended response times and various other issues that could impact our community's safety and well-being.

Dispatchers play a crucial role in our local emergency response system. They are the vital link between the residents and the emergency personnel who are responsible for ensuring public safety. By relocating dispatchers outside our town, we believe that the following concerns will arise:
    •            Extended Response Time: Dispatchers in Bergen County may not have the same familiarity with our town's geography, landmarks, and specific local needs. This lack of local knowledge could result in delays in providing accurate and timely information to emergency responders, potentially prolonging response times in critical situations.
    •            Communication Challenges: Effective communication is paramount in emergency situations. Dispatchers who are unfamiliar with our community may face difficulties in understanding local dialects, street names, and other crucial information provided by residents in distress. Miscommunication or misunderstandings could lead to confusion and potentially compromise the effectiveness of emergency response efforts.
    •            Loss of Local Expertise: Our current dispatchers have invaluable experience and knowledge of Harrison's unique characteristics, such as high-risk areas, local hazards, and historical incident patterns. This familiarity enables them to quickly assess the severity of situations and prioritize responses accordingly. By replacing them, we risk losing this vital local expertise, which could impact the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency services.
    •            Lack of Community Connection: Our current dispatchers have built strong relationships with residents, which contributes to a sense of trust and reassurance during emergencies. They understand the needs and concerns of our community, providing a personal touch to their service. Introducing dispatchers from outside may result in a lack of community connection and empathy, potentially impacting the overall quality of emergency assistance.
We, the concerned residents of Harrison, urge the town authorities to reconsider their decision to replace our local dispatchers. We believe that preserving a dedicated, experienced team of dispatchers who are intimately familiar with our town's unique challenges is essential for maintaining the safety and well-being of our community.

We encourage all residents to voice their concerns by attending community meetings, reaching out to local representatives, and expressing their opinions on this matter. Together, we can work towards ensuring the continuity of high-quality emergency services in Harrison.

Your safety and security are our utmost priority. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide updates as necessary. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your attention and support.

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