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Public Safety Committee meeting


Jeanine Chiappano, Executive Director of E-Com

SSMMA’s Public Safety Committee meeting was held Nov. 17, 2015 with presentations by Attorney John Kelly, counsel for the two 9-1-1 organizations in the state (IL-APCO and I-NENA) and Jeanine Chiappano, Executive Director of E-Com and a member of the APCO Board of Directors, on SB96 – Public Act 099-0006. It provides for 911 dispatch center consolidation. Their presentation slides are here.

The following have offered to host communities looking to join another 911 dispatch center:

  1. Police Chief Mark Davis, Executive Director of CalComm 911 can be reached at or 12409 S Throop Street, Calumet Park, IL  60827, 708-385-6862.

  2. Diana Tousignant, Director of Emergency Communications for the Oak Lawn 911 Emergency Communication Centers, can be reached at 708-499-7719 or

  3. Chief Thomas Rogers of the Chicago Heights Police 911 Center can be contacted at the Chicago Heights Police Department, 1601 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411, 708-756-6002.

  4. Thomas E. Wappel of Daley’s Dispatch / Bud’s Ambulance can be reached at 1234 East Sibley Blvd, Dolton, IL 60419-2994, 708-849-0945,

  5. Pat Carr, Director of Village of Tinley Park Emergency Management and 911 Communications, 17355 S. 68th Ct., Tinley Park, IL 60477, 708-444-5410

In addition to 911 dispatch center consolidation, the potential impact of the 2018 scheduled closing of the St. James Chicago Heights Emergency Room was also discussed.

The next Public Safety Committee meeting date is TBD. More photos are here.

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