July 11, 2019
Jami Hoppen, Public Information Officer, 425-577-5587
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NORCOM Celebrates 10 Years
WHAT: NORCOM monthly Governing Board meeting. Meeting will include a proclamation to celebrate NORCOM’s 10th year anniversary.
WHO: Tom Orr, Executive Director, NORCOM
Dan Yourkoski, Normandy Park Chief of Police and NORCOM Governing Board Vice Chair
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Kirkland Justice Center 11750 NE 118th St Kirkland, WA 98034
Parking is available at the front of the Justice Center
On Friday, July 12, 2019, 9 a.m., NORCOM 911 will be celebrating 10 years of Emergency Communication Services. Over the past 10 years, NORCOM has matured into an elite and high performing 911 center.
The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau, which sets fire insurance risk ratings for the state of Washington, reported that it “rates NORCOM as the highest performing 911 center in Washington State.” That means the residents in the northeast part of King County within NORCOM’s jurisdiction have the lowest fire insurance rates possible in the state.
NORCOM’s vision is to lead the nation as a premier center of excellence, collaboratively leveraging technology and innovative services to support public safety, health, and welfare. In 2018, NORCOM developed and patented an information sharing software called RAADAR. RAADAR is adopted by most of King and Snohomish County and will soon go statewide with Federal grant funding.
As NORCOM continues to focus on excellence, they are routinely excelling in the top tier in the nation in the speed in which 911 calls are answered and dispatched. The King County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, and the King County Fire Chiefs as well as others are collaborating with NORCOM to move towards operating as a seamless regional team with no borders in order to increase public safety.
NORCOM handles 9-1-1 services for northeast King County. NORCOM dispatches police, fire and medical services for six police agencies and fourteen fire agencies. These agencies include the following: Bellevue Police & Bellevue Fire, Clyde Hill Police, Kirkland Police & Fire, Medina Police, Mercer Island Police & Fire, Normandy Park Police, Bothell Fire, Duvall Fire District 45, Eastside Fire & Rescue, Fall City Fire District 27, Northshore Fire, Redmond Fire, Shoreline Fire, Skykomish Fire, Snoqualmie Fire, Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue, Woodinville Fire.
About Washington Survey and Rating Bureau
Founded in 1911, the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) is Washington’s premier source of property underwriting and ration information for the insurance industry.