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ETSB

Chairman Kankakee County ETSB: James LaMotte


9-1-1 Coordinator: Tammy Peterson
Director of Communications: Kevin McGovern
Supervisor of Communications:
Shari Reinbacher
Phone: 815-937-3911
Email: tpeterson@k3county.net
2380 W. Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901

Kankakee County
Emergency Telephone System Board

James LaMotte, Chairman
Larry Regnier, Vice Chairman
Mike Downey
Norman Grimsley
Michael Johnston
Jim Keener
Jim Phelps
Scott O'Brien
Jeannine Wulff

The Kankakee County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) was established in 1989. It is made up of nine members representing and appointed by the County Board, City of Kankakee, Village of Bradley, Village of Bourbonnais, Fire Chiefs, and the Mayor's Association. Each member serves a three-year term.

The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am. There are standing committees of Personnel, Fire Services, Training and Education, Public Relations, Finance, and Equipment and Technology that meet as needed.

The ETSB oversees the operation of the Kankakee County Combined Communication Center (KanComm). They employee 26 full-time telecommunicators which dispatch for 16 fire departments, 10 police departments including the Sheriff’s Department, Animal Control, Coroner, Probation, and multiple special Task Forces.

Past Members

Bernie Thompson, Thomas Patrick Ryan, David Laird, Rollin Riegel, David Greenstreet, Timothy Nugent, Joe Krizan, Albert Wingo, Lawrence Mackin, Raymond Schneider, Ronald Grubbs, Dan Loftus, Wes Wiseman, Napolean Haney, Michael Harshbarger, William Cantrell, Dave Horn, Donald Kufner, Joseph Beard, Greg Kunce, Maurice O'Keefe, and Steve Coy.

Accomplishments:  
  • January 1989 - Established the ETSB through referendum
  • March 1992 - Received 1st 9-1-1 Call
  • August 1994 - Wireless 9-1-1 implemented
  • October 1996 - Mobile Data
  • June 2001 - Phase I Wireless started
  • 2001 - Intergovernmental Agreements to create joint dispatch center
  • August 2002 - Activated WARN System
  • October 2002 - KanComm opened
  • December 2004 - Phase II Wireless
  • 2006 Simulcast paging system installed
  • 2013 Next Generation 9-1-1 Equipment Installed


 
   
     


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