Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Government purchasing efficiency


Sandy exposes big flaws with city's new, $2B billion 911 system


What a disaster!
Superstorm Sandy flooded the city’s new $2 billion 911 system with thousands of duplicate calls — sending firefighters on wild-goose chases that kept them from responding to real life-threatening alarms, sources told The Post yesterday.
Of the 7,377 calls received by the FDNY as the storm hammered the city on Oct. 29, only 1,945 were legitimate, internal documents show. The rest were duplicates that dispatchers had to weed out of the system, sometimes after trucks were already speeding to a location where first responders had been sent.
Things were a little better the next day, once the storm had passed — but not much: 6,209 calls were received, and 2,236 of them were real emergencies.
“We were inundated,” said John Veneziano, vice president of the dispatchers union. “We were sending out alarms we shouldn’t be going on. The [new 911 network] was flooding our system.’’
Mayor Bloomberg has acknowledged the system was deluged with about 10 times the average number of police and fire calls. But he did not address the havoc caused by the new system — which he continues to support.
New procedures require 911 operators to act on all calls, before anyone determines they’re not duplicates or even hoaxes.
In the old system, fire dispatchers first would figure out whether calls were valid before sending trucks out.
A 911 source told The Post that the fear of duplicate calls was discussed by city officials in the days leading up to the storm.
But they knew there was nothing they could do as Sandy bore down on the city.
“It’s not a surprise,” the source said. “That has been a problem since the start. They’ve gone through many emergency incidents, and they still can’t solve this problem.”
The new Unified Call Taker was supposed to streamline 911 by merging separate dispatch systems run by the NYPD and FDNY. But it has become a major embarrassment for City Hall, nearly collapsing during the Christmas blizzard of 2010.
Afterward, Bloomberg commissioned a review of the system that led to the release of a scathing report — first revealed last spring by The Post — that said response times have actually slowed since it was put into place.

1 comment:

David Mabus said...

a or b you have NOTHING TO DO WITH CRITICAL THINKING join the socialist faith

how about you keep this one up as a TESTIMONY FOR THE TRUTH

rich millionaires with their heads up the arses

I think this qualifies as a DOS attack... for RATS IN A TRAP


youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wHs0vM3gRTA


you can thank RANDI

now for some SYMBOLIC TWO-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS!


on the TIMELINE

0 min 33 sec - Randi in the RED SHIRT - signifying the *bl..dy deed* that is about to happen

1min 18 sec - Banachek talks about respect for the claimant and then they mock "these kind" of people in the final part

3 min 20 sec - the test of the power bracelet that increases a person's energy and balance. Notice our challenge is all about POWER & BALANCE, proving the existence of a HIGHER POWER

5 min 15 sec TEST BEGINS. Skeptics one by one stand in CRUCIFIXION POSE

1 hr 10 min 21 sec Test is ended in failure

1 hr 10 min 30 sec request is made to make change in the PROTOCOL

1 hr 10 min 51 sec Applause is made by all those who wanted him to fail from the very beginning

1 hr 25 min 39 sec Now they talk about the Nightline clip that was filmed in Manhattan, also the scene of the 9/11 event

1hr 28 min 42 sec - They talk about make-shift tests. They think that because no one can win the prize that psychic phenomena does not exist

1 hr 29 min 45 sec Banachek says "the majority of *these* people.'" A contemptuous reference that occurs repeatedly

1 hr 31 min 53 sec The reference to envelopes. Remember the 911 in Angel's envelope!

1 hr 37 min 11 sec Swiss says he is not worried about a paranormal event happening. Little does he know what is actually taking place

1 hr 39 min 50 sec The mocking of SPIRITS!

1 hr 40 min 27 sec Reference made to the TERROR of witnessing a supernatural event, i.e, the blood leaving the face

1 hr 41 min 15 sec Reference to "these people"

1 hr 41 min 40 sec Belief in the supernatural is claimed to be a psychological defence mechanism to cope with reality. Swiss talks about how desperate the psychics become when debunked. Little does he know what is happening to the skeptics!

1 hr 42 min 11 sec WHEN PROPHECY SUCCEEDS! KABOOM







youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gHbYJfwFgOU



which WORLD-VIEW will not exist, sh*thead?


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5000 whining atheists vs the Great Prophet


how the divine pen of Michel Nostradamus crushed the international atheist movement


skepticalcommunity.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34862
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youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s3lwG4MytSI


one applicant right here...


get the POINT, Randi....



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for lies on top of lies


youtube.com/watch?v=bbmXpNEFipE




do you think you can threaten my right to FREE SPEECH?

what if I told you that I am not who you think I am….

Not Dennis Markuze - but a FAN!


youtube.com/watch?v=nvatDdOWcLw


you're not the center of the universe!

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a dishonest liar





youtube.com/watch?v=ruQFh_TkPto


WHINE WHINE WHINE
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Best Clips on Atheist:

youtube.com/watch?v=7V6B9D1S4xQ - JUST A TINY SMIDGEN OF A GAP! JUST A TINY SMIDGEN OF A GAP!


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a vitally important essay dealing with the new age of madness that poses as ENLIGHTENMENT!

marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm


they speak for those who cannot speak...


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outside the doors of the Loto Quebec Building

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wwWr-zwUHqA


marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/1967/violence.htm

marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/1967/questions-answers.htm



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